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by mvanwink5
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 270
Views: 35512

Re: EMC2 news

I thought Carlson changed his focus entirely.

Back to the question of the potential well in the current simulation, how good is it?
by mvanwink5
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 420
Views: 57235

Re: General Fusion in the news

"breakeven" in a machine? You don't seem to understand development, this is not the milestone. :roll: For instance, in Tokamak it is guaranteed to be breakeven; it is all the other 'details' that are the problem.
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 270
Views: 35512

Re: EMC2 news

Each supercomputer made of thousands of parallel processors takes special coding. I would not be surprised if the machine owner has his own coders that you use to implement your program.
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 178
Views: 38309

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Yes, thank you for pointing that out. Software seems to have come of age for plasma research. All the upstarts are going there. Yes, that is one of their smaller machines, easier to go to 20T in a smaller machine so they can squeeze more insight and more importantly validate their code. An encouragi...
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 178
Views: 38309

Re: More Helion Energy news....

2014 stuff repackaged. Stay optimistic.
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin news
Replies: 40
Views: 5519

Re: Lockheed Martin news

Once again thanks to crowberry.
https://arpa-e.energy.gov/sites/default ... CGUIRE.pdf

I am becoming a believer in LM approach and team.
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 270
Views: 35512

Re: EMC2 news

Gruberment projects are always 20 years away. Dark horse projects are always 3-5 years away. Difference is that the Dark Horse projects are getting to the size needed to know and plan for commercial, at the same time that risk and uncertainty justifies the exponential cost for the prototype size tes...
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 94
Views: 17704

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Again, thanks to crowberry. https://arpa-e.energy.gov/sites/default/files/9_GOTA.pdf • Progress / what’s next • C-2U plasma sustainment compelling foundation for “long enough” • 3 year C-2W project underway – towards “hot enough” • Begin to work on to commercialization plan w/ utilities and industri...
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 270
Views: 35512

Re: EMC2 news

Scott, I bet the mistake was implemented efficiently and miscalculations were sufficiently accurate. :D
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 420
Views: 57235

Re: General Fusion in the news

Real news courtesy of crowberry. Thanks as usual. https://arpa-e.energy.gov/sites/default/files/11_LABERGE.pdf • Designing a ~1.5 m radius liquid lithium plasma formation and compression machine • ~1MA of plasma current spherical tokamak starting plasma (MAST/NSTX class) • Sub-breakeven but high per...
by mvanwink5
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 270
Views: 35512

Re: EMC2 news

One way to find out if the calculations / simulations are good enough...
by mvanwink5
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 270
Views: 35512

Re: EMC2 news

Since a specialized supercomputer is being used, I was supposing that the software code was tailored to it, but the physics was defined by Park and who he is working with. The physics behind the modeling is the key, that is the problem in the past. For instance the tokamak group found that electron ...
by mvanwink5
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 270
Views: 35512

Re: EMC2 news

So, the model is working, up and running. Nice to hear. Given talk of scaling, I presume that the model shows plasma is still contained with a potential well formed. How deep of a well would be the question? Timetable on scaling results? Year's end? I'm hoping to hear something from Tri Alpha Energy...
by mvanwink5
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 270
Views: 35512

Re: EMC2 news

PB, I had missed the May2017 LM NextBigFuture article. Thanks.

Ladajo, re:
No, not yet. Scaling is next.
so, the Polywell size will be larger than expected (greater than 6.6 m size)?
by mvanwink5
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 420
Views: 57235

Re: General Fusion in the news

:D :D :D !!! And less dust.

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