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by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 1051298

ladajo wrote:Interesting anti-Rossi analysis from a former supporter.

http://ecatnews.com/?p=2478
my god! - did Parallel write that? not bad ;)
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: the problem of pumping electrons into the Polywell
Replies: 72
Views: 15959

Yes, the WB-8 doesn't have X-Cusps. ah. maybe i'm confusing with corner Y-cusps. sorry to be a dunce. remind me under what config/conditions X-cusps appear? - just answering my own question - 'Octahedron', obviously. though, btw: i recall Icarus suggesting X-cusps bad idea - since null field would ...
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: the problem of pumping electrons into the Polywell
Replies: 72
Views: 15959

The plus up was to cover the additional work. Of the 5.3 they have so far invoiced 1.2. As for the timeline, that is up for some debate. But I do not think 2 years is correct. thanks for clarification Ladajo. though seems there is still some uncertainty on particulars/timeline quoted. i'm supposing...
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 1051298

........electron-ion 2-stream instability - dunno. but Jesus (sorry both Bussard AND Nebel) have estimated that if and when it does occur, it is not 'foreseen' to have a significant negative impact on overall performance. they were both 'aware' of and 'familiar' with the phenomenon and both judged ...
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 1051298

Joe, There was a report on the 'net for a few days that was pulled at the request of EMC2 that detailed the WB effect. As long as EMC2 has funding the release (to wide distribution) of the report is not important. What is important: does the Navy keep funding the project and will they scale up. I'm...
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 1051298

... Joe, There was a report on the 'net for a few days that was pulled at the request of EMC2 that detailed the WB effect.... ... dashed bad luck that. got a copy by any chance? Yes. But it has been a long while, I have no idea what I named it or where I filed it and Polywell is no longer my main l...
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 1051298

KitemanSA wrote:Not that we may share.
this really is 'still' the Rossi thread isn't it - for a brief, beautiful moment there i was dreaming we were talking about 'open source' Polywell.
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: the problem of pumping electrons into the Polywell
Replies: 72
Views: 15959

ps. i read recently, that a square section funnel (as used for directing fluid), works better than a round section funnel (i haven't seen formal proof of it, but suspect it might well be true). Polywell cusps, and what we are pouring into them are obviously 'significantly' more complicated (sense/ch...
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: the problem of pumping electrons into the Polywell
Replies: 72
Views: 15959

do you know if there is an equation describing how 'very small' that area is? do we know that they are not already utilising corner (X-) cusps for injection? (esp. since it is probably easiest thing to try first)? Yes, I published a graphic of it before. Yes, the WB-8 doesn't have X-Cusps. They try...
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: the problem of pumping electrons into the Polywell
Replies: 72
Views: 15959

- Pass them thru X-Cusps which over a very small area have NO magnetic field. do you know if there is an equation describing how 'very small' that area is? do we know that they are not already utilising corner (X-) cusps for injection? (esp. since it is probably easiest thing to try first)? Yes, I ...
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: crossfirefusion (design idea)
Replies: 6
Views: 2435

crossfirefusion (design idea)

just came across this on my travels: http://www.crossfirefusion.com search of TalkPolywell didn't bring up any matches, so i assume it hasn't been mentioned/discussed before - but i might be wrong. looks like just preliminary ideas being sketched out - no numbers, no experiments, no patent (applicat...
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Photoelectric effect for X-rays
Replies: 2
Views: 3093

GIThruster wrote:... I don't think they've had reason to build one yet.
fingers crossed, that day will come soon.
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: the problem of pumping electrons into the Polywell
Replies: 72
Views: 15959

Possible means of getting electrons in: - inject along the right magnetic field line to pass through the cusp. A matter of position and velocity of injection. - neutral gas stripping. Requires supplemental heating, and is more dependent on annealing. - negative ions. Pass through cusps about as wel...
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 1051298

MSimon wrote:...
Joe,

There was a report on the 'net for a few days that was pulled at the request of EMC2 that detailed the WB effect....
... dashed bad luck that.

got a copy by any chance?
by rcain
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 1051298

The review with Hirsch & co in 2007/2008 never happened. who's ever claimed that? can you quote anything from it that is definitive wrt WB effect? any 'peer reviewed' data available? i think not. yet that is what science demands. so far as we know, the Polywell project might just be a big US DOD co...