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by rcain
Tue May 21, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 1051298

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

paperburn1 wrote:
Axil wrote:... But seriously why could we not test using a bomb calorimeter ?
you'll be wanting a couple of dozen 'Explosively Fast' ECats then - I'm sure Rossi can rustle-up an order form in a trice. did u have any preferred delivey date?.
by rcain
Tue May 21, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 1051298

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

interesting these appear to be tests of a 'high temperature' version of ECat - believe wev'e not seen anything much about these before - they were simply mentioned previously in passing as 'too unstable' - most of Rossi's direct work (if u can call it that) was on lower temp models, iirc. agree, Lev...
by rcain
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Quantum Entanglement Faster than Light
Replies: 9
Views: 2709

Re: Quantum Entanglement Faster than Light

http://www.gizmag.com/quantum-entanglement-speed-10000-faster-light/26587/ Quantum "spooky action at a distance" travels at least 10,000 times faster than light fascinating stuff. however, i was more impressed by this paper/insight from 2011: http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.6750v3 'Solving the Einstein-P...
by rcain
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin Skunkworks - Compact Fusion
Replies: 85
Views: 28775

Re: Lockheed Martin Skunkworks - Compact Fusion

If this is a two-coil cylindrical machine, maybe Lockheed is using a circular array of their "magnetic beam" devices to block the ring cusp between the coils. http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&docid=XrVYl8JdUlOXLM&tbnid=5NMIrthOUR5kLM:&ved=0CAUQjBwwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%...
by rcain
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Blog accusing Mark Suppes' work as being a Hoax.
Replies: 26
Views: 4827

Re: A Blog accusing Mark Suppes' work as being a Hoax.

outrageous slander. semi-educated. possibly some Mafiosi chum of Rossi. i hope he allows Famulus the decency of a right of reply. i pity the future of science in Italy wiith idiots like that holding teaching positions, professedly.
by rcain
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Japan fusion
Replies: 16
Views: 3446

Skipjack wrote:Yawn, another tokamak. Wake me up in 30 years.
- yeah, but the Japanese will get it to work - mark my words... ;)
by rcain
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EPR2013 Proceedings are up
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

two that caught my eye/interest: - MULTISCALE SCIENCE OF PLASMA FACING MATERIAL INTERFACES - http://www.iccworkshops.org/epr2013/abstract.php?view=233 - Motivations and Opportunities for a Renewed U.S. Domestic Stellarator Program - http://www.iccworkshops.org/epr2013/abstract.php?view=172 the rest ...
by rcain
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: recent thorium salt reactor news
Replies: 0
Views: 2256

recent thorium salt reactor news

interesting coverage of thorium salt reactors, etc:: http://analysis.nuclearenergyinsider.com/new-build/2013-re-thinking-nuclear-energys-potential?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fuk.nuclearenergyinsider.com%2ffc_nei_decomlz%2f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NEI+e-brief+0901&utm_term=2013%3a+Re-thinking+nucle...
by rcain
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 1051298

Joseph Chikva wrote:...
Would you like this in another thread?
Probably a good idea. (although i was quite enjoying spoiling the Rossi thread). Would you mind doing the honours?
by rcain
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: the problem of pumping electrons into the Polywell
Replies: 72
Views: 15959

i believe the solution to this problem might be found through dimensional analysis. like the sound of that. cant think of a problem it couldn't/doesn't solve, almost. fusion reaction volume is determined by the volume of the wiffleball, whereas electron loss through the wiffleball is determined by ...
by rcain
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 1051298

do you have any numbers which show it WILL/IS a problem for Polywell? i do not think so. There in Polywell are typical conditions for creation of this type of instability: electron beam enters into background plasma consisting from two spices: electron spice and ion spice. Nebel in his article inve...
by rcain
Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: the problem of pumping electrons into the Polywell
Replies: 72
Views: 15959

... ... Lackwing was incorrect. Since there is a hole where the cusp is (see graphic), there is no grounding path. ... The X-Cusp is centrally located in this graphic. thanks Kite. i wondered what he was talking about. btw: found your your magfield maps for cusps: http://www.talk-polywell.org/bb/vi...
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: crossfirefusion (design idea)
Replies: 6
Views: 2435

Colliding beam fusion is an old idea. The problem with most designs for the concept is beam scattering at the intersection point. The polywell is different is use of spherical symmetry, where ion scattering to a different direction doesn't impact confinement. Penning trap devices suffer from cross ...
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: the problem of pumping electrons into the Polywell
Replies: 72
Views: 15959

Nice summary, Rc! i suspect they will need to crack the problem with stealth and smart thinking/innovation rather than 'brute force' (keV's?). Which is another way of saying tweaks and "baby-steps" won't work -- something more fundamental may be needed. I am fascinated by the idea beryllium is tran...