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by choff
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: "Final nail?"
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Re: Polywell: "Final nail?"

Yeah, but I did a quick search on T-P and didn't see anything about it. Maybe it was discussed, maybe not, been so long.
by choff
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: "Final nail?"
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Re: Polywell: "Final nail?"

The article talks a lot about computer simulation with an ITER sized Polywell reactor, 75 meter outer wall running PB11 steady state having Pout/Pin at 0.13, and how only a slight scale up would make it over unity.
by choff
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: "Final nail?"
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Re: Polywell: "Final nail?"

Did a little internet search on Polywell for the first time in a while and noticed this publication. It talks about Diocotron Pumping to remove cold electrons. Has this been covered before? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321453672_A_Polywell_Fusion_Reactor_Designed_for_Net_Power_Generation
by choff
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: "Final nail?"
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Re: Polywell: "Final nail?"

If it's the final nail in the coffin for the Polywell, is it also the final nail for Lockheed Martins experiment, they have a lot in common. Did the paper also look at the results from the last EMC2 WB-X device?
by choff
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Extraterrestrial colony companies
Replies: 44
Views: 46051

Re: Extraterrestrial colony companies

There's a new competitor to Concorde.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technolo ... r-BB19KBty
Those J-85s have been around since the 50s.
by choff
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Signs of life on Venus
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Re: Signs of life on Venus

Even if it's a microbial life form, it has to eat something in order to survive. What would that be?
by choff
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I Have Been Occupied
Replies: 6
Views: 4235

Re: I Have Been Occupied

Glad to hear your feeling better Mike, didn't know. Last word was that Dr. Park was doing computer simulations and might do another small scale Polywell just to confirm the results.
by choff
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 983
Views: 260137

Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

George Floyd might be alive and well today if he had been armed with a gun on the day Derek Chauvin arrested him.
by choff
Mon May 04, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Administration
Topic: Apologies for the long down time
Replies: 10
Views: 4386

Re: Apologies for the long down time

Thankful just to see the site back, world changed a bit while it was gone, what with the plague and all. Now all we need are results from Dr. Parks polywell computer simulations.
by choff
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: That Salvatore Pais again... Fusion Reactor Patent
Replies: 11
Views: 12747

Re: That Salvatore Pais again... Fusion Reactor Patent

The Pais design looks a little bit like Nebel's new design with all the rotation. So, if it were possible to take the Polywell design, and cause the magrids to spin at a high speed, you could conceivably attain both high temperatures in the plasma and a high beta magnetic field via induction. Nebel'...
by choff
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2289
Views: 754884

Re: SpaceX News

Dang!
by choff
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2289
Views: 754884

Re: SpaceX News

Had a speculative wild@$$ thought today, probably can't start a POPS cycle in a Polywell, how about small bubble cavitation in the plasma center using microwaves?