Energy efficient proton production?

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Chris Bradley
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Re: Energy efficient proton production?

Post by Chris Bradley » Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:53 pm

No, I think it'd just be a function of magnetic field.

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Re: Energy efficient proton production?

Post by Quantum » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:26 pm

I think I mis-understood your question, crossed threads. I can see what you mean now. The magnetic field required to constrict the ions.

btw, I can see from your maths that the protons would need a HUGE amount of energy in order to maintain sufficient velocity to attain a sufficient number of collisions to reach break even. Like I said earlier, I wasn't going to attempt to do the maths until I had some idea of the losses involved.

Do you think the WB-8 and WB-9 polywells will achieve proton-boron 11 fusion?

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Re: Energy efficient proton production?

Post by wonderer » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:04 am

why dont u try to make a new element thats more efficiant and is capable of using all the energy it creates and has minimum waste produce.

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