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Re: “Magnetically insulated grid IEC”

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:13 am
by Michael Bretti
What ultimate pressure and operating pressure are you looking to achieve? What gas flow rates as well? Cryopumping definitely has the highest pumping speeds of any type of high vacuum pump, though it comes with its own unique costs and challenges. For this type of chamber, you are really limited to either diffusion or cryo, both of which require roughing before operating, though you are definitely getting to the size where cryo starts to make more sense. For any chamber though the pump has to be spec'd and sized properly for the system. If you have the infrastructure to support cryo, that can support both very clean and extremely fast pumping. I'd definitely be interested in hearing more about the pumping setup and chamber.

Re: “Magnetically insulated grid IEC”

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:13 pm
by tannerhorne
There will be 3 stages of pumping and a cryopump will be incorporated. We are looking for a clean vacuum operating pressure of 10^-7 torr. Certainly no diffusion pumps. Unfortunately I can't detail more on the system design, it is a challenge though given the size and surface area.

Re: “Magnetically insulated grid IEC”

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:48 am
by Werner Engel
I would suggest 2-3 large Turbos and heating equipment for bakeout and RGA- right?
I'm sure you want to get a vacuum as clean as possible to reduce Bremsstrahlung from any remaining high-Z atoms.
I always dream of a vaccum chamber in a chamber where the outer chamber is filled with deuterium at ambient pressure or a little bit higher.

Re: “Magnetically insulated grid IEC”

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:34 pm
by tannerhorne
Werner,

Thanks for the suggestions! We are currently adapting the chamber for dual turbos, heating equipment, cryo, and it does have an RGA. I completely agree! Thanks.

Re: “Magnetically insulated grid IEC”

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:25 pm
by tannerhorne
Horne Technologies will be showcasing the fusion equipment and donating resources to educate the public on fusion at the Denver Maker's Faire. If you are in the region stop by and check it out!

http://denver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/336/

Re: “Magnetically insulated grid IEC”

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:52 pm
by tannerhorne
Horne Technologies will also be loaning the world's first superconducting high-beta research device to the Boulder Library from 10/15 to 11/02. Come see the vacuum equipment and learn about fusion technology and superconductors!

Re: “Magnetically insulated grid IEC”

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:57 pm
by tannerhorne
Horne Technologies is now running a crowdfunding campaign to supplement and accelerate the research. The goal being to have all experimentation complete in 2019. We also want to give something back if the research in the next few years is successful so if you contribute to the campaign we will issue a voucher for electricity.

If the project is successful, and we achieve net engineering energy, then you get electricity on us. Though we are pre-selling electricity vouchers to fund the research, make no mistake, this is very difficult and there is no guarantee. The second generation will conclusively determine feasibility of the technology and will provide the data needed to build a device capable of net energy.

https://igg.me/at/hornefusion
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Re: “Magnetically insulated grid IEC”

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:10 pm
by Richard Hull
A fabulous way to get cash in exchange for a paper voucher promising electricity yet to be produced by any fully disclosed method.
I know, "take my word" for it...."real soon now". The quest for gullible suckers never ends. The firm belief that there is one born every day has kept a lot of pitchmen in business since time began.

Richard Hull

Re: “Magnetically insulated grid IEC”

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:50 pm
by tannerhorne
I am sorry, I operate under the principle that people who help out should get something in return if there is success. There is full disclosure it is research and by definition may not work, feel free to not contribute. It is going to be built whether or not any funds are raised, though the more funding the faster it goes!

Next campaign I'll offer tangible items to contribute to the trash islands.

Normally trying to save the world is pretty thankless but it is nice to have your positive reinforcement. :)

Re: “Magnetically insulated grid IEC”

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:48 am
by tannerhorne
If anyone is in the Colorado area, the first generation device is on display in the Boulder Public Library until November 19th. Feel free to stop in and check out the first superconducting, high-beta style research device!