NSD-Fusion GmbH was established in 2005 by John Sved, his wife Pam, and Talmon Firestone to manufacture and commercialize the newly designed line-source technology. The unique feature of the NSD-Fusion design was its robustness, longevity, and ease of servicing.
The company produced and sold a variety of different neutron generator models based on both DD and DT fusion reactions including continuous and pulsed operations. The operational chamber lifetime was rated to be at least 25,000 hours! NSD-Fusion GmbH earned the distinction of being the first company to successfully commercialize a fusion reactor technology.
Customer applications included PGNAA for online-mineral analysis, instrumental calibration for Dark Matter research, University research laboratories, neutron radiography inspection system for control rods in a nuclear reactor, fission fuel rods quality control, elemental analysis of scrap metal bundles, explosives detection and much more.
NSD Fusion GmbH was acquired in 2013 by a project partner based in Luxembourg and continued to manufacture the various NSD IEC product lines. John Sved, the stalwart engineer and developer of the linear NG technology who never gave up, left the company in 2016 and died in 2018.
John Sved 1953 - 2018
Founder of NSD-Fusion GmbH, B. Eng. (Mech), MSc (Astronomy & Astronautics)