High plasma density operation is the necessary condition to make a fusion device compact [Lindemuth, Am. J. Phys. 77 (5), 407, 2009]. ENN’s HeLong experimental device is based on the magnetic target fusion technology with collisional merging high density field reversed configuration plasmas as the target, and the purpose of the experiment is the exploration of new path leading to the realization of high density compact fusion. This exploration will be a useful addition to China’s multi-path fusion energy research.
Schematic of the EHL experiment