Marvel Fusion is a company developing a novel approach to fusion utilizing Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) lasers. Combined with a compression laser, these short pulse and electrically efficient lasers can produce sufficient power (petawatt) to ignite fusion reactions. The fusion produced is "neutron-lean" reducing safety issues that arise from the high number of fusion neutrons typically generated.
The company is aiming to develop a prototype fusion power plant in the next 6 years. Their long-term goal is to build and run baseload-capable fusion power plants in the range of 1 to 5 gigawatts with worldwide deployment.
The company is assembling a team of physicists, engineers and computer scientists with many years of experience in laser fusion programs. They are also establishing alignments with German public institutions to work together with the fusion industry and other stakeholders to increase public demand for fusion power.
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