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by mvanwink5
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin news
Replies: 22
Views: 1968

Re: Lockheed Martin news

I don't know how high energy neutral beams are being made, but clearly, the method has been proven and Tri Alpha is planning to pump in megawatts of power into their plasma in C2U with these beams. Why reinvent the wheel? Why debate it? Find out how it is being done is my suggestion.
by mvanwink5
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin news
Replies: 22
Views: 1968

Re: Lockheed Martin news

Dan,
Have you looked at pictures of the neutral beam injector cans for the Tri Alpha C2U (bottom of page http://trialphaenergy.com )?
It should give you some idea of distances. Those cans are really fat, I wonder if there is some design in a patent that would reveal what is inside?
by mvanwink5
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor says something - but not too much
Replies: 141
Views: 25722

Re: EEStor says something - but not too much

EEStor, the story of the never ending con and once a fool, always a fool. Those two go together somehow.
by mvanwink5
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 355
Views: 45682

Re: General Fusion in the news

Nathan Gilliland has stepped down as CEO and the CFO is now their interim CEO. And their latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcU9hyjY6go It seems that based on this latest video that the full scale plasma injector being built is a good sign of confidence. No way to know if they think they ...
by mvanwink5
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin news
Replies: 22
Views: 1968

Re: Lockheed Martin news

I further admit that I am somewhat confused by what a Neutral beam is.

Glad you asked that...

I thought the neutral beam for Polywell was for startup only.
by mvanwink5
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin news
Replies: 22
Views: 1968

Re: Lockheed Martin news

I really like presentation posters as opposed to slide presentations. McGuire seems to have all the technical and nontechnical sales skills for a fusion project and that bodes well going forward (compared to Polywell. GF and TriAlpha are first class and fully funded). The size of this machine 7m dia...
by mvanwink5
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish
Replies: 19
Views: 1793

Re: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish

I ignored the climate stuff. The point was Peter Thiel who is supposed to be Trump's technology man is into fusion.
by mvanwink5
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish
Replies: 19
Views: 1793

Re: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish

Just take the money from military spending... but then they are republicans. Sorry, you have not been paying attention. Neocons are out of power. War itself is what is expensive and War continued for 8 years with Obama - Syria (new), Libya (new), Afghanistan(restarted), Iraq (lost and restarted). T...
by mvanwink5
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish
Replies: 19
Views: 1793

Re: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish

In 3 years we could abandon the cost of billions for ITER. Trump can see the value of spending 30 million for the chance of saving billions and also make America cost competitive wrt electric power. Electric power cost = heavy industry and good jobs. Climate was never a good selling point to working...
by mvanwink5
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish
Replies: 19
Views: 1793

Go For New Navy Funding To Finish

Now that Trump has been elected POTUS, why not go for the $30 million to finish proving the Polywell?
by mvanwink5
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: Another EEStor?
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: Another EEStor?

I used to feel the need to give the suckers a chance by pointing out the scam in the story, but now I am past that. I'll just watch.
by mvanwink5
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 355
Views: 45682

Re: General Fusion in the news

GF is also pulsed, method of compression is various. However, compression is not automatically adiabatic, it assumes 'quality' plasma. That is the point. Also the point is that both pulsed and non pulsed machines the spheromak plasma is not some generic, make it, and everything is the same. Hand wav...
by mvanwink5
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 355
Views: 45682

Re: General Fusion in the news

You can't compare General Fusion's and Helion's designs. All 3 are compressing spheromaks and 3 ms is forever, so yes, the issues being faced are comparable. The fields in the plasma are what contains the plasma and they are huge, the external fields are small in comparison. Finally, funny, all thr...
by mvanwink5
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 355
Views: 45682

Re: General Fusion in the news

I saw that. Nothing on quality of the plasma and I have never seen Helion report on any efforts on the plasma quality itself. Zero, which was my point. Tri Alpha and General Fusion have put tremendous effort into spheromak plasma quality itself with resulting hard earned milestones, both reported, e...

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