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by Roger
Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: magrid configuration brainstorming
Replies: 632
Views: 141380

Do I have this right?

IEC Plasma is self organizing, which is a no no in a Tokamak. Didnt the MIT work show this?
by Roger
Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: warfare, strategical and tactical implications
Replies: 25
Views: 12804

Goddard 1st flew in 1926, the V2 (A-4) was sub orbital, 55 miles altitude in 1942, thats 16 yrs. At that point, molecules of atmosphere are farther apart than the V-2 was wide. At least one V-2 was launched from White Sands, to measure the distance from molecule to molecule @ altitude. MAD, I'm not...
by Roger
Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: warfare, strategical and tactical implications
Replies: 25
Views: 12804

A land based polywell powered directed energy beam is also a possibility i can see the US pursuing in the near future. With out polywell, this has already been done, I recall airborne directed energy beams have been tested. This upsets me greatly as it will no doubt be used for missile defense Earl...
by Roger
Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: The future US economy and the polywell
Replies: 29
Views: 14945

This is not fair play. He is an American. To not expect an American to not behave with some nationalism is simply a childish expectation. economists are giving the US economy a 1 in 3 chance of crashing. Many of the fundamentals are there. Though MSimon has a good point about WB-50 etc. Cranking ou...
by Roger
Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hobbies other than polywell?
Replies: 46
Views: 12487

Keegan, I have a 1971 DUAL (United Audio) belt drive turntable in good working condition. I play tabletop miniature wargames, I have a 2.6 inch aperture telescope, I have some gas powered radio control cars and trucks, I learned to modify the little engines to increase rpm & torque. I play a lit...
by Roger
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell and Proliferation
Replies: 39
Views: 25136

As neutron sources IEC devices are old hat. As far as a rogue group building an IEC device as a neutron source... if all you want is a bomb.... why go the route via IEC.

Does this represent a shortcut compared to the traditional ten thousand centrifuges ?

My guess is no.
by Roger
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Focus Fusion at Google Tech Talk
Replies: 36
Views: 13511

Orange is a couple of miles south of me. A bit Urban.
by Roger
Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Power Substation Picture
Replies: 4
Views: 3523

Apologies for the hot link.

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by Roger
Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Focus Fusion at Google Tech Talk
Replies: 36
Views: 13511

IIRC Lawrenceville is a town near Princeton NJ. Lerner @ Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Lerner Lerner was born in 1947 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He received a BA in physics from Columbia University[3] and did graduate work in physics at the University of Maryland, College Park without co...
by Roger
Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Publish or perish?
Replies: 6
Views: 3303

TallDave wrote: My impression was that WB-7 would be the same size as WB-6 .


Same here, WB 7 would be a truncated cube while WB 8 would be a truncated dodec.

Though I must say that Simons WB 7x seems mighty tempting.
by Roger
Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Net energy question
Replies: 33
Views: 12694

Re: depends on what you mean by exact

bcglorf wrote: break even device would be 1.5-2m for 100MW output.


IIRC,

P-B11 100MW net power=3m
P-B11 break even =2m
D_D 100MW net power=2m
D-D break even=1.5m
by Roger
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: In heaven now
Replies: 6
Views: 4227

R.I.P.

Peace.
by Roger
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Economics of Polywell Reactors -- .022831/kwh to start?
Replies: 6
Views: 3242

Roger wrote:
MSimon wrote: that means you can put the plants closer to the loads reducing transmission costs .


Thats a very important point. Polywell looks to be a real good fit in that regard.


Yes. Decentralized generation is going to yield benefits.
by Roger
Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Magnetrons vs E guns
Replies: 13
Views: 6035

Keegan wrote:


Do the guns really need to be time aligned / in phase for a virtual cathode to form ?



I'm guessing the electrons only need to show up within the whiffle ball & then to turn on the power. I recall a relation 'tween electrons/size of device/required # of ions, to make neutrons.

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