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by Skipjack
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 434
Views: 58946

Re: General Fusion in the news

Nice claims, we'll see. They had the papers and research to back them up years ago :) And their later research was so encouraging that they figured they would be able to switch from D+T to D+ He3 and still get a high enough Q to have an economic reactor. If for some reason, they can't make D + He3 ...
by Skipjack
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 434
Views: 58946

Re: General Fusion in the news

SkipJack I think the bigger problem could be plasma stability during the rapid compression with magnetic fields rather then stability because of the merging, Crowberry's comment: General Fusion has put forward from the very start also the possibility of using only one plasma injector. With the self...
by Skipjack
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 434
Views: 58946

Re: General Fusion in the news

SOL seems to be used by all the FRC's. Stability on collision has been my doubt on Helion. Looks like they had that figured early on based on that pdf. hmmm, I am always suspicious of too easy / good to be true plasma tales, but they have the funding so they must have some trick up their sleeve. Ye...
by Skipjack
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 434
Views: 58946

Re: General Fusion in the news

With the self similar creation and compression of a spherical tokamak this is the only solution. Yes. Thank you for that. I always wondered about that issue with the double ended FRC's such as TAE and Helion. But TAE handles it with scrape off + NBI. Helion...? WRT lead, I wonder if they will ever ...
by Skipjack
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 809
Views: 169372

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Yes, well, I believe $1000 is the minimum investment amount permitted by the SEC, presumably to discourage lower income investors from making investments and potentially getting fleeced. I'm not sure I buy that argument, though. How much one is willing to invest in a venture is partly a function of...
by Skipjack
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 809
Views: 169372

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

LPPFusion has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Wefunder: https://lppfusion.com/wefunder-campaign-launched/ Shares are $125 apiece. Minimum investment is $1000. LPPFusion's goal is to raise between $400,000 and $1,000,000. So far they've raised over $100,000. I would have invested 125$ bu...
by Skipjack
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Public forum: Fusion is the Future, 4th of November at the University of Alberta in Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Public forum: Fusion is the Future, 4th of November at the University of Alberta in Canada

I have to admit that I have a bit of a weak spot for Dennis Whyte's ARC, even though it is a Tokamak. But Whyte and his MIT team are doing a really good job at making Tokamaks look more attractive than they used to. Tokamak Energy is benefiting greatly from Whyte's work. Plus, I have to say that Why...
by Skipjack
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1933
Views: 181227

Re: SpaceX News

TDPerk wrote:I can see advantages to burning one engine at min throttle throughout the flight until the 180 flip around.

That would drastically reduce the Isp...
by Skipjack
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years

I would think that the first wall problem is a huge technical challenge, but it seems that light water reactor knowledge might be sufficient that these guys think they can solve it. Ladajo would have good insight on that. Dennis' Whyte's team at the MIT has done a lot of design work to make small c...
by Skipjack
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years

OK, I may be stupid, but what is the point of doing exactly the same thing Tokamak Energy is already doing in the UK? It seems to be that all it will do is cause funding to split between these two almost identical projects.
by Skipjack
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 179
Views: 39160

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Helion is looking for a Fusion Test Engineer.
https://jobs.lever.co/helionenergy/64b3 ... 56b8865d6f
by Skipjack
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 279
Views: 37961

Re: EMC2 news

I think he would be interested. I am not sure he actually responded the last time we reached out. I believe that some of his questions and concerns have been addressed, especially regarding diamagnetic behaviors at the boundaries and within the cusps. I contacted him about the Q&A with Park, bu...
by Skipjack
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 434
Views: 58946

Re: General Fusion in the news

"breakeven" in a machine? You don't seem to understand development, this is not the milestone. :roll: For instance, in Tokamak it is guaranteed to be breakeven; it is all the other 'details' that are the problem. Uhm, I think that reaching a point where they at least have a scientific bre...
by Skipjack
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 434
Views: 58946

Re: General Fusion in the news

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...
by Skipjack
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 179
Views: 39160

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Yes, thank you for pointing that out. Software seems to have come of age for plasma research. All the upstarts are going there. Yes, that is one of their smaller machines, easier to go to 20T in a smaller machine so they can squeeze more insight and more importantly validate their code. An encourag...

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