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New Fusion Startup CTFusion

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:10 am
by Skipjack
CTFusion is a startup to commercialize the Dynomak, which was developed by Derek Sutherland and Thomas Jarboe at the University of Washington.
For those interested, it is a relatively compact Spheromak based concept with a comparably high beta.
Here is the presentation from the Fusion Power Associates Meeting last December:

Not much information available about the company yet and no website but Derek Sutherland's personal website mentions it and it is listed as an employer on his Linkedin page.

I find the Dynomak among the more compelling concepts for toroidal fusion reactors. They are relatively compact (3.8 m outer radius) and have a good beta.

Re: New Fusion Startup CTFusion

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:12 am
by crowberry
Now CTFusion has a webpage at They also have a LinkedIn page at

Re: New Fusion Startup CTFusion

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:52 am
by crowberry
Amy Sprague has written on June 1, 2020 the article A leading fusion expert retires from the UW which is about Tom Jarboe. ... retires-uw

Re: New Fusion Startup CTFusion

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:21 pm
by Giorgio
It has been quite a long time since they published anything meaningful about their research.
A pity as it was an intriguing conceptual design.