Over the last few decades, scientists around the world have been working harder than ever to harness a new source of power to satisfy the increasing demand for sustainable energy. Interest in fusion research has arguably reached an all-time high, given the technology’s potential to generate vast amounts of carbon-free electricity. In 2021 alone, over two billion dollars was invested into the private development of fusion power, but almost all of the approaches to date have failed to sustain a stable plasma for an extended period of time.
Traditionally, most fusion experiments have incorporated some methodology of confinement through the introduction of an external force, ranging from powerful magnetic fields to even complex laser arrays. However, trying to forcefully control nature has proven to be very difficult, as most fusion experiments have required more input power than the output power they have generated. Even after all of the billions of dollars spent on scientific research in hopes to harness a star on planet earth, our sun remains the most reliable fusion reactor in our solar system.
This begs the question; if our sun has successfully been doing fusion for billions of years, then why haven’t we been able to replicate what nature already does best? Maybe it is because we have been trying too hard to force nature to do our will. Plasma itself is inherently self-organizing, and in nature is rarely found organized as a result of an unnatural force acting upon it. What if the answer to harnessing fusion was simply to work in harmony with nature, and allow plasma to naturally self-organize without forcing it to do so?
Recently, ISA demonstrated an alternative approach to fusion successfully sustaining a low-energy nuclear fusion reaction for over an hour straight, without the use of an external confinement system;
Utilizing discoveries in material science and electrochemistry, ISA's engineers and scientists have developed an aqueous solution in which a low-energy nuclear fusion reaction will naturally occur, after the introduction of a small amount of input power via a special submerged electrode. The proprietary “fusion fuel” used in the long-duration demonstration, is a derivative of water combined with a precise ratio of benign chemicals. Together the water-based formula and simplified approach are capable of generating hyper-efficient power, by quickly boiling the water and producing steam that can turn a turbine to generate continuous carbon-free electricity