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by Barry Kirk
Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: We'll know in 7 months time?!
Replies: 203
Views: 43397

by Barry Kirk
Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Black Hole Starship
Replies: 11
Views: 3239

by Barry Kirk
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More: The $8 million award
Replies: 60
Views: 11877

by Barry Kirk
Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 Gets $8 million
Replies: 98
Views: 30052

by Barry Kirk
Tue May 26, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB-8 Coming
Replies: 79
Views: 27617

by Barry Kirk
Thu May 21, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We Will Know In Two Years
Replies: 158
Views: 47564

The polywell has 2 major advantages over the Tokamak. 1) It is only trying to directly confine electrons not ions. Electrons are a lot easier to confine. 2) It is not using a Maxwellian distribution for energy. By flipping a Tokamak from ion confinement to electron confinement, you gain one of those...
by Barry Kirk
Thu May 21, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We Will Know In Two Years
Replies: 158
Views: 47564

hmmmm... Welll.... If I understand what your saying, with the Torus shaped fusor, Fusion occurs on the circumference of a circle located at the center of the minor radius instead of at a point. Well that does improve the volumetric efficiency quite a bit. However, the picture you provided was for a ...
by Barry Kirk
Thu May 21, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We Will Know In Two Years
Replies: 158
Views: 47564

by Barry Kirk
Wed May 20, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We Will Know In Two Years
Replies: 158
Views: 47564

Art, I couldn't write down an equation for this.... Not my skill set. However, does the cross component of the velocity have to be that high? Also, and again, i'm just asking questions which I probably have the physical model wrong. Is it possible to set this up, with the ions relatively stationary ...
by Barry Kirk
Wed May 20, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We Will Know In Two Years
Replies: 158
Views: 47564

Art, That is no problem if the ions and electrons pass through each other periodically. Right now, they are mixed together all of the time. If they pass through each other, and spend only a small portion of their time in "contact", then that is a small amount of time for energy transport t...
by Barry Kirk
Wed May 20, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We Will Know In Two Years
Replies: 158
Views: 47564

Not exactly. The fuel ions always lose energy to the electrons, The electrons always lose energy to bremsstrahlung. If the electron temperature is high, then the bremsstrahlung power is high, and that has to be replaced somehow. If the electron temperature is low, then the power transfered from the...
by Barry Kirk
Tue May 19, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We Will Know In Two Years
Replies: 158
Views: 47564

by Barry Kirk
Tue May 19, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We Will Know In Two Years
Replies: 158
Views: 47564

by Barry Kirk
Tue May 19, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We Will Know In Two Years
Replies: 158
Views: 47564

by Barry Kirk
Tue May 19, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We Will Know In Two Years
Replies: 158
Views: 47564


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