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by Munchausen
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Creating a magnetic field at a distance
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: Creating a magnetic field at a distance

"By emulating a magnetic source at distance,one would be able to generate magnetic potential landscapes with higher gradients at the desired target position resulting in tighter traps." Please excuse my ignorance, but what confinement method could be better than a magnetic field occuring out of noth...
by Munchausen
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Creating a magnetic field at a distance
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: Creating a magnetic field at a distance

"Controlling magnetism, essential for a wide range of technologies, is impaired by the impossibility of generating a maximum of magnetic field in free space. Here, we propose a strategy based on negative permeability to overcome this stringent limitation. We experimentally demonstrate that an active...
by Munchausen
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NASA reports on something called lattice confinement fusion
Replies: 7
Views: 1773

NASA reports on something called lattice confinement fusion

https://www1.grc.nasa.gov/space/science/lattice-confinement-fusion/ "A team of NASA researchers seeking a new energy source for deep-space exploration missions, recently revealed a method for triggering nuclear fusion in the space between the atoms of a metal solid." "While the metal lattice, loaded...
by Munchausen
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cross Border Power / XNRGI
Replies: 3
Views: 6662

Re: Cross Border Power / XNRGI

I've heard there are liars, damned liars and there are battery engineers. But this is beyond even the prophecies of the old testament Making a bulk quantity commodity like large scale storage li-ion batteries from semiconductor grade single chrystal silicon ingots. And claiming it to be cheaper than...
by Munchausen
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Renaissance Fusion
Replies: 7
Views: 9537

Re: Renaissance Fusion

Read the paper. Magnets with copper winding in cast pot metal frames. Tank wall blanketing from sprayed lithium. Design life 10 years/1000 shots.

Left me with a lasting sense of hopelessness.
by Munchausen
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Record performance in the DIII-D apparatus
Replies: 2
Views: 6447

Record performance in the DIII-D apparatus

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/06/24/1873233/0/en/Recent-Breakthrough-on-DIII-D-Enables-Major-Step-Toward-Economical-Fusion-Energy.html In summary Super-H Mode works by increasing temperature and pressure in the outer region of the plasma, called the pedestal. The experiments showed...
by Munchausen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 433
Views: 301297

Re: EMC2 news

by Munchausen
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 170
Views: 106462

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

No renaissance this time! Back to the middle ages.. https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5045123 Previously published calculations predict that the “staged z-pinch” (SZP) can achieve 400 MJ of fusion yield on a Z-class machine. The SZP is touted to need no external preheat mechanism and no extern...
by Munchausen
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Yet another fusion concept...
Replies: 0
Views: 10506

Yet another fusion concept...

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-efficient-high-density-plasma-enabled-high.html Osaka University demonstrated that it was possible to efficiently heat plasma by focusing a relativistic electron beam (REB) accelerated by a high-intensity, short-pulse laser with the application of a magnetic field of 60...
by Munchausen
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 197
Views: 165919

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

by Munchausen
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SolidEnergy - 13 Wh in 29 g li-ion cell - any independent confirmation?
Replies: 6
Views: 11054

Re: SolidEnergy - 13 Wh in 29 g li-ion cell - any independent confirmation?

Seems there is no other option than wait and see if there is anything real in this. They are hiring a director: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/director-of-r-d-at-solidenergy-systems-687106908 Fresh article: https://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/environment/first-semisolid-lithium-batteries-to-debut-t...
by Munchausen
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New John Goodenough battery with high (too high?) energy density
Replies: 12
Views: 20775

Re: New John Goodenough battery with high (too high?) energy density

What makes you say that? From what I understand Musk has called for people to bring their new battery tech for review by Tesla. Why? A simple probability calculation: How many battery breakthroughs a week do we have? How many find their way into a working commercially available unit? And in this pa...
by Munchausen
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New John Goodenough battery with high (too high?) energy density
Replies: 12
Views: 20775

Re: New John Goodenough battery with high (too high?) energy density

The paper has drawn criticism from other battery researchers, who tell Axios one aspect of the new battery cells — the relative dielectric constant — is higher than ever before recorded in any material known to science.
No bold guess that Elon won't get a cell...