Press Releases

Phoenix and SHINE Achieve New World Record

By October 7, 2019April 8th, 2022No Comments

Through our partnership with fellow Wisconsin nuclear technology company SHINE Medical Technologies, Phoenix’s neutron generators have set a new world record for strongest sustained nuclear fusion reaction, beating a previous record set in the 1980s by the Rotating Target Neutron Source II facility in Livermore, California.

“This achievement of producing the strongest sustained nuclear fusion reaction ever created by humans cements Phoenix’s status as the world leader in fusion neutron generation technology,” says Phoenix CEO Ross Radel. “The positive impacts that this now fully-proven technology will have to our customers like SHINE in health care and others working to develop 100-percent clean and abundant fusion energy are tremendous. I could not be prouder of our extremely dedicated team that has worked for over a decade to achieve this result.”

Read the full Phoenix-SHINE press release here.

A Phoenix neutron generator being installed into a bunker at SHINE for testing purposes

Read more about Phoenix and SHINE’s record-breaking test:

Physics World

Record breaking fusion reaction could transform medical isotope production

Nuclear technology companies Phoenix and SHINE Medical Technologies have achieved a new world record for a nuclear fusion reaction in a steady-state system…

Read More

Bloomberg Business

Nuclear’s Future Could Be in Wisconsin Feeding Moly Cows

With U.S. nuclear power falling on hard times, an American company says it’s found an atomic niche that will feed rising demand for medical isotopes used to diagnose cancer worldwide…

Read More

InBusiness Madison

Monona’s Phoenix, SHINE break global record

In July, Monona-based Phoenix LLC and SHINE Medical Technologies in Janesville broke a world record for a nuclear fusion reaction in a steady-state system, the strongest of its kind on the planet, eclipsing the previous record by 25 percent…

Read More


Wisconsin firms hope to make radioactive isotopes for nuclear medicine

Certain cardiac stress tests and other nuclear medicine diagnostics depend on molybdenum-99, or Mo-99, a radioactive isotope that decays into the diagnostic imaging agent technetium 99m, or Tc-99m…

Read More

Healthcare Business News

Nuclear fusion process could create US supply of Mo-99

Nuclear technology company Phoenix and SHINE Medical Technologies, a medical isotope production company, this week announced that in July it surpassed a record for a nuclear fusion reaction in a steady-state system…

Read More