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by mvanwink5
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 47221

Kahuna, I have great sympathy for hope, optimism, and prayer. However, sorry to say, I have turned elsewhere wrt EEStor due to bogus patent data, no theory that comes within 2 orders of magnitude of explaining the posited energy denisity, and years of deadlines pushed off at the last minute to the n...
by mvanwink5
Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 47221

Guys, believe what you want about EEStor claims. I personally think facts are king and there are very few facts out there. However, in the latest patent, data tables are presented of measured properties of actual powder and components made from powder. The trouble with the data is that the data is i...
by mvanwink5
Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: WB-8
Replies: 14
Views: 5432

It just seemed to me that there might be enough insight gained early into WB-8 that waiting for 18 to 24 months would be a lost opportunity to the private guys. Heavens knows, the utility guys could use a program to replace old boilers. I am not a big fan of bat and bird mulching machines that might...
by mvanwink5
Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: WB-8
Replies: 14
Views: 5432

That brings back fond memories of an earlier time and the realization that I am supposed to be feeling old now. But I am not feeling that way. Still, it looks like the design effort here has stalled such as design for SC coils, power, coolant, and supports. Perhaps that is just another mirage to dis...
by mvanwink5
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: WB-8
Replies: 14
Views: 5432

3-4 months is not far off for first plasma. Are we in a holding pattern waiting for rumors of initial WB-8 success? As I get older, I find my patience for anything is vanishing. What's up with that?
by mvanwink5
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Toroids with Wing-Like Internal Structure.
Replies: 51
Views: 20428

....Struts supporting the coils could be made like wings so that electrons that strike them don't loose too much momentum (I am not sure if it is an issue, but if it is...). ... But, what if the strut was insulated with a layer of very tough and smooth ceramic?. I'm pessimistic, but I suppose it mi...
by mvanwink5
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Toroids with Wing-Like Internal Structure.
Replies: 51
Views: 20428

Between the He layer and N2 layer, why not use an insulator instead of vacuum? It would seem difficult structurally to transfer loads across the space. Because transfer of heat from LN2 to LHe is very expensive. (it is one reason thermos bottles were invented). It is going to cause engineering prob...
by mvanwink5
Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Toroids with Wing-Like Internal Structure.
Replies: 51
Views: 20428

My first post here at Talk-Polywell. I got real excited about the technology and the possibility of practical fusion power production so I started reading and thinking about what you guys are trying to do. It seemed to me that the critical component is the design of the magnets, so I have been think...

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