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Dan Tibbets
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Re: No news is no news.

Post by Dan Tibbets » Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:10 am

You mention fast ion confinement. Certainly that is a key. If you look at the link, there is a claim that is obtained by the report of deep potential wells demonstrated as early as 1995, Take it as you will. the demonstration of high Beta operation as first postulated by Grad in 1955 has been The Major Physics issue that had to be demonstrated for Polywell viability. It certainly is not a magic bullet that guarantees a workable solution, but it is a counter to arguments that such a major road block was insurmountable.

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Re: No news is no news.

Post by Richard Hull » Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:01 pm

I have every confidence that with each major hurdle that is said to be conquered, a new one will be found, ad infinitum.

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