THE AGNI FUSION SYSTEM
AGNI is expected to achieve:
16 million times the efficiency of coal
10 times the efficiency of fission
This is a paradigm
shift in power.
THE PROCESS OF FUSION
When two light atoms overcome the barriers separating them to become one atom, they release a certain amount of what was once “binding energy” into kinetic energy. This is emitted when the fused atom heats up and ejects a highly energized neutron. In deuterium-tritium fusion, as featured, the atoms come together for a single instant as helium-5, before immediately decaying into the more stable helium-4 and a neutron. That neutron is very energetic, and can then be captured in a medium, heating that medium to turn a turbine.
AGNI FUNCTIONAL OVERVIEW
Deuterium and He3 are injected into the chamber where they are ionized and accelerated into an ion beam.
MAGNETIC FOCUSING LENSES
These lenses serve to excite the ion beam and control it so it doesn’t stray off course on the way to the target. They also serve to periodically increase the density to induce ionic heating through deuterium-helium-3 fusion.
The target is made of Lithium BoroTritide and has the highest density of Tritium by volume. Here, the excited deuterium hits the target with a large amount of kinetic energy and fuses with tritium, creating a vast surplus of energy.
The product of deuterium and tritium fusion is helium-4 and a neutron. Helium-4 is a rare resource that does not stick around the Earth once in the atmosphere, and is needed for scientific equipment like MRIs. The neutron is the main carrier of energy, holding 14.1 MeV, that will be used to power a steam turbine, generating electricity.