What in God's name does that mean? Can you explain to the average layperson what exactly you are doing? Thanks!
I'm a 1st year PhD student working on refined methods for inertial electrostatic confinement fusion.
The dream is to give ITER a run for its money. We'll see.
Oh gods! I went out to get coffee and didn't see your question.
That was 8 months ago. sorry.
In any case: inertial electrostatic confinement (or IEC) aims to induce nuclear fusion reactions by accelerating plasma ions through spherically concentric electrodes. The idea is cool in theory, though in practice has lots of issues which are as ironic as they are interesting.
Better late than never, yes?