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by Barry Kirk
Tue May 19, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We Will Know In Two Years
Replies: 158
Views: 47564

Since, the plasma is fairly close to electrically neutral throughout, your going to have electrons close to the ions... Unless, the plasma is "banded" where you alternate layers of electrons and ions like a lasagna. Course I have no idea what I'm talking about. Is it possible to setup stan...
by Barry Kirk
Tue May 19, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We Will Know In Two Years
Replies: 158
Views: 47564

by Barry Kirk
Tue May 19, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We Will Know In Two Years
Replies: 158
Views: 47564

Got it.... So, P-B11 is off the table, and D-T isn't even certain... :cry: Well, should DD be a possibility, would helium 3 be a possibility. I was hoping that we would be able to skip mining the moon for He3. On the other hand, would it be possible to set up breeder reactors to generate He3 for mob...
by Barry Kirk
Tue May 19, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: We Will Know In Two Years
Replies: 158
Views: 47564

by Barry Kirk
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: No news is good news?
Replies: 15
Views: 5271

I've haven't been watching this forum for about 2 months, but from what I seem to remember, 1) DT with Bussard no problem. 2) DD with Bussard fairly safe, but a lot of engineering. 3) PB11 may not be possible. Is that still the way people read things? Or is it looking better for PB11 at this point?
by Barry Kirk
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Methane from Sun+CO2
Replies: 26
Views: 5361

by Barry Kirk
Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Any official news as of late July 2008?
Replies: 154
Views: 49721

Hey I just had a chicken omelette for breakfast.... Any case the real solution to the Nuclear waste involves re-processing. The nastiest long half life stuff is Pu239. So, give it a couple of months for the short half life to go away on it's own. (It's called on site storage). Then take what's left ...
by Barry Kirk
Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Any official news as of late July 2008?
Replies: 154
Views: 49721

That actually makes sense...

Hmmm.... One more thing to add to the efficiency of IEC
by Barry Kirk
Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Any official news as of late July 2008?
Replies: 154
Views: 49721

Not twice the speed. Sure the charge to mass ratio is double so the energy per mass is double, but doubling the energy does not double the speed. Increases it by about 1.41. I'd have to think about it to figure out what happens to the protons, but I doubt they would end up doubling their energy in e...
by Barry Kirk
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Any official news as of late July 2008?
Replies: 154
Views: 49721

The process is also known as reading the tea leaves. Trying to piece together patterns and information from different sources. Sometimes you can get a lot of information that way... Or sometimes you can fan the rumor mill with unverified information. I'm sure when the cone of silence is finally lift...
by Barry Kirk
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fusion Wired
Replies: 5
Views: 3723

That is a fabulous way of explaining it... Their is no Boran 11 or at least very little in the sun. Stars burn it very quickly. The biggest roadblock to fusion in stars is the reaction p + p -> H2 + e- That reaction is limited by the low strength of the weak force and sets a limit to how fast a star...
by Barry Kirk
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: dodecahedron
Replies: 36
Views: 13938

by Barry Kirk
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: dodecahedron
Replies: 36
Views: 13938

Of course that assumes concrete. If the neutrons get thermalized with a water jacket of 6" or 8" and then absorbed with elemental boron or a borax sludge it could be thinner. The NRC will still want to keep an eye on you. Would that elemental boron or borax sludge by Boron 10 or 11? What ...
by Barry Kirk
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Any official news as of late July 2008?
Replies: 154
Views: 49721

I would second that to thank all or the overwhelming majority of the people posting to this site for providing the information and discourse that has occurred here. pfrit, I think at this point that we can all assume that the news is good. But as they say "The Devil is in the Details", and...
by Barry Kirk
Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Alan Boyle article
Replies: 49
Views: 17428


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