Yet another small fusion start-up

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Justin Fozzard
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Yet another small fusion start-up

Post by Justin Fozzard » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:57 am

I found this website (linked via a nuclear news site) that shows yet another (and probably doomed) approach to fusion. They seem to be trying a re-hash of a dense plasma focus mixed with shock wave compression. ... wer-device?

I saw a good critique of similar schemes a few years ago that pointed out that any useful pulsed fusion device would be like trying to confine the equivalent of several Kg of TNT exploding over a hundred times every second. It will be interesting to see how this new scheme develops.

Oh, for some funding for my best (daft) ideas!

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Re: Yet another small fusion start-up

Post by Richard Hull » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:58 pm

Pulsed fusion is what I term putt-putt boat fusion. This typically savages the vessel and its components and rivals the attempt to power a city from lightning strokes. Maintenance issues abound as a source of over unity fusion designed to deliver reliable 24-7-365 electricity.

In the end, this is still a heat a bunch of water to drive a turbine scheme.

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