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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 pe...
Dr Jaeyoung Park has given a talk Polywell Fusion: 30 years and Ready for Commercialization at the ALPHA 2017 Annual Review Meeting August 29-31, 2017 https://arpa-e.energy.gov/sites/default/files/5_PARK.pdf . The simulation work hinted at by ladajo is mentioned in the presentation. Which is the sec...
Helion Energy will present this contribution at the 59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics conference:
Abstract: TO7.00012 : Cost Modeling and Design of Field-Reversed Configuration Fusion Power Plants
LM has also several contributions at the 59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics conference: Abstract: BP11.00097 : Initial operation of the Lockheed Martin T4B experiment http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP17/Session/BP11.97 Abstract: JO4.00001 : Overview of the Lockheed Martin Co...
General Fusions overview contribution to the 59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics conference is titled:
Abstract: UP11.00136 : Magnetized Target Fusion At General Fusion: An Overview
TAE has a lot of 59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics contributions, but this one is the overview of C-2W:
Abstract: BP11.00042 : Overview of C-2W Field-Reversed Configuration Experimental Program
Tokamak Energy has published a set of pictures of their ST40 device as a status update. The structure of the tokamak can be seen quite nicely. Soon they will cover everything with the outer vacuum chamber and connect all services to it. https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/update-construction-of-st40-is-...
This is quite a big announcement. There are also interesting things going on elsewhere. Tokamak Energy will soon get their ST40 device ready. LPP Fusion will switch to their beryllium electrodes in a few months time and the results with that will be interesting to see. TAE is working with their late...
ladajo wrote:I am also surprised that no-one has gone patent hunting of late.
I admit that I have looked every now and then to see if the current patent application has been accepted, but I have not found any news on that. I have also not found any new patent application.
The presentation Physics objectives of PI3 spherical tokamak program http://generalfusion.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/EPR2017-Howard-PI3-Physics-Objectives.pdf contains this summary of the plans at General Fusion: Plasma Injector 3 Objectives: • Explore the physics of MTF reactor-scale plasmas • ...
Tokamak Energy has published a presentation on their plans in this PDF-document http://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Tokamak_energy-TTP.pdf.
Yes, I guess you are right in that the 500 eV is for the combination of injection and compression. But it is still for the small injector so the results for the corresponding big injector will be interesting to see. Here is an article An interview with Bruce Colwill , Chief Financial Officer at Gene...
No, it is the difference between private and government. GF is doing only what is needed to prove their design in integrated form. ... -going to a full size plasma injector (they are at 500ev and need to go to 10kev, if I am understanding the status correctly), The goal for the plasma injector has ...
Skipjack wrote:• Prototype goal: achieving fusion conditions (10 keV), sub-breakeven
Well that is rather disappointing, isn't it?
It is better to have realistic and achievable milestones that you can meet, than to have too ambitious goals and fail to meet them. Small steps forward are also a good thing.