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by Skipjack
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 17
Views: 9211

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Looks like they are getting there. Goals for FuZE are: Radius =1 mm, density: n = 2 ×10^24 m-3, temperature: 2500 to 4000 eV at an input current of 300 kA. So far they are at 1–2 keV, and densities of approximately 10^17 cm3 with a radius of 3 mm. This is already a good improvement over ZAP- HD and ...
by Skipjack
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 17
Views: 9211

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Great find!
by Skipjack
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 88
Views: 17135

Re: Tokamak Energy news

According to their latest video their next milestone is 100 million degrees, but they will move the ST40 to a larger building and upgrade it. We will see whether reaching the next milestone happens during this year or not. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjbkUIWWmVg Yes, the move to a new building ...
by Skipjack
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 88
Views: 17135

Re: Tokamak Energy news

I think they want to get to 100 million degrees this year. They indeed don't mention density. I suspect that the density aspect won't be reached until they add the HTSCs, which will be in the 2023 to 2024 timeframe, if I interpret their timeline correctly. This would be a significant shift to the ri...
by Skipjack
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The list of duds
Replies: 17
Views: 1380

Re: The list of duds

The machine I always wanted to see tested was an automobile using flywheel storage. I keep wondering just how you'd mount the rotating mass. Fully gimballed, coupling power to the wheels would be tricky, unless it was all-electric. For rigidly mounted flywheels, I would expect the vehicle would occ...
by Skipjack
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 88
Views: 17135

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Ok thanks for the info! I hope they are able to upgrade their current device, that would save a tremendous amount of resources. I wish them the best of luck. Yes, that is the plan from what I understand. They are just starting out with the conventional magnets for now. Of course plans can change an...
by Skipjack
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 88
Views: 17135

Re: Tokamak Energy news

They had "ST-25 HTS" running with super conducting coils for 29 hours straight in 2015. ST-40 is starting out with conventional magnets but will be upgraded to HTSCs once these initial tests are complete. My understanding is that HTSCs for this larger Tokamak will take more development wor...
by Skipjack
Mon May 28, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The list of duds
Replies: 17
Views: 1380

Re: The list of duds

EM drive is pretty much confirmed to be a dud.
by Skipjack
Wed May 23, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 88
Views: 17135

Re: Tokamak Energy news

I think that HTSCs like Tokamak Energy and the MIT are planning to use will help making Toks a lot smaller and more economically viable. In addition to this Tokamak Energy will build spherical Tokamaks which can also be smaller. It seems like a good plan, if they can make it work.
by Skipjack
Fri May 11, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2102
Views: 241095

Re: SpaceX News

krenshala wrote:Looks like todays launch was aborted at T-58 seconds, and is rescheduled for tomorrow (11 May). Not sure on the time, however.

From what I have read it is 16:14 eastern.
by Skipjack
Thu May 03, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 818
Views: 187548

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Seems like they managed to raise over a million :)
by Skipjack
Thu May 03, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device
Replies: 32
Views: 4775

Re: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device

Hello and welcome! Congrats on your great achievement! I am very surprised and excited by the fact that you managed to get ReBCO magnets working already, when even the MIT is still researching them (and so is Tokamak Energy)! Your goals are ambitious, but I do wish you the very best of success and h...
by Skipjack
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Princeton FRC work
Replies: 32
Views: 8180

Re: Princeton FRC work

Interview with Sam Cohen from PPPL on his PFRC:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hypz3Qvq2Qs
by Skipjack
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 197
Views: 49764

Re: More Helion Energy news....

It is great that Helion Energy has been able to collect 30 MUSD over the past three years. Having their team expanded to 24 persons sounds also good. But unless they really publish something solid there could be a risk that the cash flow dries up if they encounter unexpected problems with the machi...
by Skipjack
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 197
Views: 49764

Re: More Helion Energy news....

"I just want to add that. Clearly Peter Thiel does, or he would not be investing in Helion." You make a good point that it would indeed be easy for Thiel to let key people know the positive status of the Fusion race. That is a good point, but it may be also that he does not want funds to ...

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