Carbon nanotube assisted fusion?

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Chris Bradley
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Re: Carbon nanotube assisted fusion?

Post by Chris Bradley » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:31 am



> ""This was all just talk; there was no quantitative analysis. And that's where this work makes an important contribution. It evaluates quantitatively, based on state-of-the-art computations, specifically how fast this annealing can take place, depending on location," he said."

I guess there are different degrees of 'just talk'.

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Re: Carbon nanotube assisted fusion?

Post by Doug Browning » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:59 pm

The more practical schemes so far mentioned do not require anything like a meter of length, but the induction-collider in a fiber approach could clearly benefit from improved synthesis of this order. Since there was considerable earlier scepticism about the quality of nanofiber production capability, I just thought it would be useful to point out some progress (in theory at least) in that area. Maybe this will free up some mental barriers to thinking about these types of nano structured approaches for fusion. In ten years, this stuff may be on Ebay for cheap, with greatly expanded nano capabilities available in the commercial realm.

The rapid defect "healing" rate noted in the paper, when in the proper environment, may also be of some interest regarding radiation damage recovery. In ten years there might even be catalytic annealing nano-sleeves that slide along the fiber for rapid repair or even alteration of properties.

As to working within the "nano scale", lets call that the femto scale for fusion relevancy, I would point out that the target accuracy at CERN is far better than the macro scale diameter of the beam pipes they use. One needs to integrate the available precision over macro beam lengths to arrive at the nano or femto target accuracy (as well as the beam's transverse temperature, which has similar links with the available beam length). Flawless nano-precision over a meter length should give phenomenal targeting results.

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Re: Carbon nanotube assisted fusion?

Post by Doug Browning » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:19 pm

More nano progress in the news.
This should bode well for any nano fusion schemes suffering slow radiation damage.

Apparently it's not hard at all to repair damage to carbon nano material with the right chemical environment:

http://arxiv.org/abs/1207.1487

Needs to be verified for nano tubes yet.

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