Inertial electrostatic confinement – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Inertial electrostatic confinement (often abbreviated as IEC) is a concept for retaining a plasma using an electrostatic field. The field accelerates charged particles (either ions or electrons) radially inward, usually in a spherical but sometimes in a cylindrical geometry. Ions can be confined with IEC in order to achieve controlled nuclear fusion. One of the earliest proposals for IEC was by Willam C Elmore, et al. in January 1959.
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Philo Farnsworth – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In later life, Farnsworth invented a small nuclear fusion device, the Farnsworthâ€“Hirsch fusor, or simply “fusor”, employing inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC). via #lift12
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