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by mheslep
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Pinch plasmas
Replies: 13
Views: 8147

Re: Pinch plasmas

<r>Dolan online, Chapter 12<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.sunist.org/Shared%20documents/Fusion%20Research%20Course%20by%20Thomas%20Dolan/Chapters%20pdf%20original%20images%20with%20hidden%20text/Chapter%2012.pdf"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.sunist.org/Shared%20document ... r%2012.pdf">http://www.s...
by mheslep
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fusion fuel -got any in multi-gigawatt amounts!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7244

Re: Fusion fuel -got any in multi-gigawatt amounts!!

<t>The ITER website itself is fairly current if you want more information.<br/> <br/> Yes by 'power' there I meant ITER maximum output, and not just the odd neutron fired into the Li blanket to test tritium production. Also, it is likely that ITER will indeed produce 10X more heat energy (not electr...
by mheslep
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fusion fuel -got any in multi-gigawatt amounts!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7244

Re: Fusion fuel -got any in multi-gigawatt amounts!!

<r>One of ITER's goals is to test the effectiveness of producing tritium from a lithium blanket:<br/> Li + n → He ( 2.05 MeV ) + T ( 2.75 MeV )<br/> Most of ITER's actual power testing will apparently be done with externally produced tritium, I believe its coming from Canada.<br/> <URL url="http://w...
by mheslep
Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Rider's "Is there a Better Route to Fusion?"
Replies: 11
Views: 5628

Re: Rider's "Is there a Better Route to Fusion?"

Edmo:

How do you mean? Are you referring to the title document, or the author generally?
by mheslep
Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: More on solar fusion.
Replies: 12
Views: 4817

Re: More on solar fusion.

<r>As before, don't forget other types of stars, 10^24Watts/M^3 will get 'er done, though unfortunately that kind of reactor does not stay intact. We need plan C, something in between our Sun and a super nova.<br/> <URL url="http://www.fusor.net/board/download_thread.php?site=fusor&bn=fusor_theo...
by mheslep
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Talk, Polywell, Bussard, Neutron, Electron Losses with Gridless Fusor Design
Replies: 16
Views: 5471

Re: Talk, Polywell, Bussard, Neutron, Electron Losses with Gridless Fusor Design

<t>Frank S. wrote:<br/> >...Electrons for example are going to hit the walls and neutralize or recirculate and recombine with ions and neutrals in the chamber. ...<br/> Why don't you believe the Polywell's magnetic field design will contain the electrons? Also remember they only want to stack up eno...
by mheslep
Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Robert Hirsch article in WSJ
Replies: 2
Views: 2993

Robert Hirsch article in WSJ

<r>WSJ article on four energy experts, includes an updated bio on Robert Hirsch, fusor co-creator. I wonder if he still has a fusor on his desk as reported years ago.<br/> <br/> "Mr. Hirsch's career has covered the spectrum from head of fusion research at what was then known as the Atomic Energy Com...
by mheslep
Tue May 20, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Million volt fusor
Replies: 22
Views: 5760

Re: Million volt fusor

<t>Carl Willis wrote:<br/> > >Apparently for direct energy conversion, you would have to hold the voltage to 3 million.<br/> > <br/> > Horsefeathers. I'm not saying this number is too big, too small, or wrong in some other specific way. It's just nonsense, like 99% of the p-B jawboning done here to ...
by mheslep
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Interesting Links
Topic: Craig Venter's fuel bacteria
Replies: 1
Views: 3344

Re: Craig Venter's fuel bacteria

Risky to bet against Venter. He delivers.
by mheslep
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Nuclear Power Not Efficient Enough To Replace Fossil Fuels, Study Finds
Replies: 9
Views: 3938

Re: Nuclear Power Not Efficient Enough To Replace Fossil Fuels, Study Finds

<r>I don't know. Looks like there's 12 to 16 trillion barrels of regular oil and shale/tar oil in the ground (50/50); we've used only one. The rest is increasingly harder to get, but one makes a very risky bet IMO against technology and innovation to say it'll never be retrievable.<br/> <br/> Saleri...