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by Munchausen
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cross Border Power / XNRGI
Replies: 3
Views: 4997

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: 7367

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: 5103

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: 427
Views: 258464

Re: EMC2 news

by Munchausen
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 105
Views: 80414

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: 8917

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: 193
Views: 143575

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: 10225

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: 17935

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: 17935

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...
by Munchausen
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 105
Views: 80414

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

by Munchausen
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 11
Views: 18342

MIT claim they will build the SPARC

MIT claim they will build the SPARC

https://www.geekwire.com/2018/mit-commo ... sion-race/
by Munchausen
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 105
Views: 80414

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

https://www.zapenergyinc.com
Why that countdown?
by Munchausen
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 105
Views: 80414

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Hmm, Shumlak's Zap Energy Inc now has an ominous countdown to September 1st 2018 on their website: https://www.zapenergyinc.com/ It could be a coincidence, but ARPA-E funding will run out by the end of August. So that could be the day they decided to present their latest results to the world in ord...