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by David Kunkle
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Locheed project
Replies: 6
Views: 4339

Re: Locheed project

I was attempting a generalized explanation for the masses so to speak. Didn't realize you were after a quantum mechanical kind of explanation. In that case, no one seems to agree on what exactly is going on far as I can tell. I see what you are saying about the electrons being in orbitals in both th...
by David Kunkle
Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Locheed project
Replies: 6
Views: 4339

Re: Locheed project

Even with inflation, the cost for research today still seems insane. What gives? Regulations? If I recall correctly, Bussard's work under contract for the Navy wound up with 50,000 pages of documentation and 1 full time employee just to keep track of all that. Don't want to know how much time and mo...
by David Kunkle
Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Locheed project
Replies: 6
Views: 4339

Re: Locheed project

The + and - charges in a plasma are always moving- giving each one a tiny, randomly orientated magnetic field with no overall net magnetic field. This is plasma diamagnetism. Exposed to an outside magnetic field, the moving + and - charges of the plasma line up to oppose the magnetic field, amountin...
by David Kunkle
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Shine - a real use for fusion, now!
Replies: 23
Views: 19345

Re: Shine - a real use for fusion, now!

1 year. Some guys have all the luck, huh? ;) Didn't really think it *could* go critical- no doubt it would take more than cranking too hard on the Variac. More of a thought experiment kind of question of what would happen if it did make it to 1.0. Any takers? All I know for sure is I wouldn't want t...
by David Kunkle
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: Mass production anode layer ion sources for sale
Replies: 21
Views: 15001

Re: Mass production anode layer ion sources for sale

I see- so it's basically recirculating the gas already in the chamber the way you've been using them? The way the gas input is constructed, will all the input gas go thru the ion source or can some/most escape and get around into the chamber? Or is the gas input just meant to dump the gas into the c...
by David Kunkle
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: Mass production anode layer ion sources for sale
Replies: 21
Views: 15001

Re: Mass production anode layer ion sources for sale

This offer probably couldn't come at a better time for me. I'm up for one. Do you have any idea what time frame for delivery? Been looking at its construction on your website. Seems easy enough to construct the CF flange. Looks like there is about a 1.4 mm gap around the source and the inside of the...
by David Kunkle
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Shine - a real use for fusion, now!
Replies: 23
Views: 19345

Re: Shine - a real use for fusion, now!

Richard, Congrats. Not many people can brag they're a legend in their own time! Definitely brilliant of Dr. Piefer to put those steps together. .94 critical. Just wondering what happens if it hits 1.0? Obviously no Hiroshima, but 19% U-235 in 8 ft. diameter tank of water is still quite a lot of U-23...
by David Kunkle
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Solid state hydrogen storage experiments
Replies: 20
Views: 9302

Re: Solid state hydrogen storage experiments

I've read the whole thread, but that part didn't stick at the time I guess. Just starting with a new Hydrostik would be the easy winner then.

Why were we talking about vacuum and heat, and charts and graphs to get the old H out of there again? :)
by David Kunkle
Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Solid state hydrogen storage experiments
Replies: 20
Views: 9302

Re: Solid state hydrogen storage experiments

Rich, I think I finally gleaned the relevant info from the paper: http://sti.srs.gov/fulltext/ms2001247/ms2001247.html I don't think the results are so good for us. Figure 7 is the most relevant. Q/M is the ratio of atoms of H,D, or T to atoms of Ti. 2.0 is maxed out. Comparing absorption and desorp...
by David Kunkle
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Solid state hydrogen storage experiments
Replies: 20
Views: 9302

Re: Solid state hydrogen storage experiments

I'd assume Hydrostiks can withstand a vacuum and not implode. Would be very easy to heat such a small cartridge, but to what temperature can they withstand? If I read it right, these cartridges hold the equivalent of 300 psi? If allowed to come to atmospheric pressure of about 15 psi, wouldn't that ...