The mission of Proton Scientific is to develop a commercial process that produces clean and affordable fusion power that will meet global energy demands in the 21st century and beyond.
Our company, Proton Scientific, Inc. was established in 2012 acquiring patented, fusion-grade device and technology from our European partner for further development and commercialization in the USA and worldwide. We pursue our mission by conducting laboratory experiments and advanced computer simulations based on the theory that super-concentrated electron energy beams can create the conditions needed for fusion to occur. Our “Thunderbird” device is a pulsed-power generator capable of producing a concentrated power burst equal to 12 billion watts. In the next five years we will control and optimize the process to initiate a self-sustaining fusion reaction. We envision using our technology to create a commercial power plant to provide low-cost, clean energy to the world.
Fusion power is the only sustainable future of our Planet. It is projected that the humanity will either prosper using unlimited fusion energy also controlling its population growth, or will end up in global poverty, overpopulated, with depleted energy resources. Either of these scenarios will happen sooner that we think. Our grandchildren may not enjoy our prosperity unless we act and develop Fusion Power already now.
Traction & Accomplishments
PROTON SCIENTIFIC, Urbana, IL
OUR HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVES
Proton 21 Electrodynamic Laboratory in Kiev, Ukraine with a team of more than 50 scientists, engineers, and supporting staff coming from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev National University, Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, and other R&D organizations of Kiev and Kharkiv lead by Dr. Stanislav Adamenko conducts unique research in plasma physics using their patented electron-beam generators accomplishing extremely high power compression in solid-state targets. High-energy protons, alpha particles and products of transmutations are registered in tens of thousands of experiments. Seminar at the Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is given. Technological improvements continue.
November: Proton Scientific, Inc. is established in Champaign, IL to further develop and commercialize the technology for fusion energy production in the United States. Proton 21 started assembly and testing of the upgraded pulsed power device, classification name IVR-3, for transfer to Proton Scientific.
Proton Scientific moves into its new 5000 sq. ft. facility in Urbana, IL. All exclusive intellectual property rights of Proton 21, including full ownership of granted and pending patents are transferred to Proton Scientific. A team of world class specialists is hired. Infrastructure preparation work begins to accommodate IVR-3 pulsed power device, including acquisition and adaptation of advanced US-made advanced components.
The pulsed electron beam generator constructed in Kiev arrives at our Urbana, IL facility. The device, originally called IVR-3, undergoes initial installation and testing by a joint effort between Proton-21 and Proton Scientific teams. At the end of the year, our pulsed power generator, now called “Thunderbird”, becomes operational. Device characterization begins.
Where we are now:
First R&D experiments begin to measure, modify and characterize the pulse forming and target performance. Plasma diagnostic tools including x-ray detection and neutron measurement are undergoing implementation.
Continuing plasma characterization through enhanced diagnostics and modelling to learn how to control and optimize plasma and target parameters.
Development of the energy production prototype, including cryogenic targets will begin. Validation tests will be conducted toward conceptual development of a scaled-up prototype to achieve fusion burn (net energy gain).
Assembly and testing of key components and subsystems of the energy production prototype.
Full assembly and testing of the energy production prototype. Conceptual design of the power plant.
Developing and building a full-scale, commercial power plant.
How We’re Different
OUR DEVICE AND TECHNOLOGY IS UNIQUELY SUITED FOR FAST IGNITION
Proton Scientific’s patented pulsed-power generator can produce a burst of power strong enough to achieve fusion.
Our pulsed-power generator, nicknamed “Thunderbird,” can create a super-concentrated burst of power strong enough to create the conditions necessary for fusion to occur. These power bursts are focused on microscopic targets via an electron beam, and our initial tests of Thunderbird indicate the device can produce more than 12 billion watts of power. This enormous power invested into such a small volume using only a minimal amount of hardware revolutionizes the whole approach to fusion power generation.
The design and efficiency of Thunderbird allow us to move forward very fast on the path toward creating a commercially viable power generator that produces energy via fusion.