& Science Drivers
The Fusion Science and Technology area should focus on establishing the scientific and technical basis for a fusion pilot plant by the 2040s.
Sustain a burning plasma
Build the science and technology required to confine and sustain a burning plasma.
Engineer for extreme conditions
Develop the materials required to withstand the extreme environment of a fusion reactor
Harness fusion power
Engineer the technologies required to breed fusion fuel and to generate electricity in a fusion pilot plant by the 2040s