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by crowberry
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: JET will attempt Q-record by the end of the decade
Replies: 26
Views: 17372

Re: JET will attempt Q-record by the end of the decade

The article Translating JET into ITER describes the interesting tritium-tritium and deuterium-tritium experiments at JET, which are planned to start in about two months time: https://www.iter.org/newsline/-/3520.
by crowberry
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: JET will attempt Q-record by the end of the decade
Replies: 26
Views: 17372

Re: JET will attempt Q-record by the end of the decade

The schedule for the deuterium-tritium runs on JET has slipped many times as reflected by the title of this rather old thread. This has happened for various reasons. But the preparations are coming to an end and the tritium experiments are currently scheduled for 2021. Hopefully there will be no fur...
by crowberry
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Physics Today - Investments in privately funded fusion ventures grow
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Physics Today - Investments in privately funded fusion ventures grow

Physics Today has a nice overview article about CFS, GF, TAE Technologies, TE and Zap Energy written by David Kramer with the title Investments in privately funded fusion ventures grow: https://physicstoday.scitation.org/do/1 ... 013a/full/.
by crowberry
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 18
Views: 22997

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

Brandon Sorbom, Commonwealth Fusion Systems will give a MIT PFSC seminar ARC and the path to high field fusion on Oct 9, 2020 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) https://www.psfc.mit.edu/events/2020/ar ... eld-fusion.
by crowberry
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 170
Views: 106462

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

This is one of the abstracts submitted by Zap Energy Inc. to the 62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. It will be interesting to see how they can scale up their device. Abstract: CP20.00015 : Scaling of the Sheared-flow-stabilized Z Pinch toward Reactor Conditions http://meeting...
by crowberry
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 18
Views: 22997

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

CFS has submitted several abstracts to the 62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. Abstract: BP13.00001 : SPARC and the High-field Path to Fusion Energy http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP20/Session/BP13.1 Abstract: JO08.00001 : Recent progress on the high-field path to commercial...
by crowberry
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 476
Views: 218304

Re: General Fusion in the news

Here are some General Fusion related abstracts from the 62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. The are studying interesting plasma wall interactions. Abstract: CP19.00023 : Effects on Stable MHD Region of a Magnetized Target Plasma Compression http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP2...
by crowberry
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Replies: 1
Views: 665

62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics

The abstracts for the 62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics taking place virtually November 9–13, 2020, Time Zone: Central Standard Time, USA are available at http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP20/.
by crowberry
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 223
Views: 175719

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Nice to see you back on TP after the break Skipjack! Thanks bud! It is good to be back. After all these years, everyone here is a bit like extended family to me. Hope to see more people return now that the forum is back up! It is interesting what you report about Helion Energy as they have really b...
by crowberry
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 223
Views: 175719

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Helion has been slowly inching towards break even. Unfortunately they are extremely tight lipped about their progress. They have been even more so since the Alpha program ended. The information that I think I can disclose is putting them somewhere in the 10^20 keV * s/m3 range. Note that those are ...
by crowberry
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: News
Topic: UKAEA Fusion Technology facility construction
Replies: 0
Views: 1608

UKAEA Fusion Technology facility construction

The unsolved problem of fusion energy is to construct an energy producing economical fusion core. The next hard problem is to develop all new materials required by such a working fusion core. The external construction phase of the UKAEA facility for fusion material research is ready now and it will ...
by crowberry
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Focus fusion
Replies: 1
Views: 1658

Re: Focus fusion

There are two more articles written by Jonathan Tennenbaum on LPP Fusion:
https://asiatimes.com/2020/07/nuclear-f ... -easy-way/
https://asiatimes.com/2020/07/a-cheaper ... ar-fusion/
by crowberry
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 223
Views: 175719

Re: More Helion Energy news....

I think it is a good thing that spin off technologies from fusion can start to generate revenue to help directly the fusion development and also indirectly by increasing the chances of new investements.
by crowberry
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 476
Views: 218304

Re: General Fusion in the news

No one seems to be announcing demonstration machine build funding reached, and project initiation. Either investor cash has died of China Virus or performance targets have failed to have been reached. Smells like Fusion is in need of a China Virus ventilator and cure. General Fusion is raising the ...
by crowberry
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 223
Views: 175719

Re: More Helion Energy news....

There has not been much news from Helion Energy lately. Here is their job ad which tells a bit about what they are up to: Bo Cole Helion Energy | Talent Acquisition | Process Lover | Data Seeker | Relationship Builder Helion Energy is building the world’s first clean, safe, fusion energy generator t...