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by hanelyp
Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: magrid configuration brainstorming
Replies: 632
Views: 149908

toriodal well

Another configuration to chew on: The core principle of the polywell is that electrons, with their high charge to mass ratio, are much easier to contain. The resultant charge well can then be used to contain ions. What if the electrons were contained in some other magnetic configuration, like the to...
by hanelyp
Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: magrid configuration brainstorming
Replies: 632
Views: 149908

On the topic of alternate coil configurations, I thought I'd illustrate an idea I've been kicking around. The wiffleball would be in the center. This was inspired by a proposed permanent magnet configuration.
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by hanelyp
Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell and Proliferation
Replies: 39
Views: 28202

My understanding was that fusion neutrons, because of their high energy, were more inclined to fission U238 than transmute it to Pu239. Thus the uranium casing on fusion bombs and the proposal to surround fusion reactors with uranium to be fissioned for extra energy gain. An opinion from a nuclear p...
by hanelyp
Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Cogeneration capability
Replies: 2
Views: 3815

Efficiency in converting 'waste' heat is constrained by how hot you allow components inside the reactor to get, and thus how hot the coolant gets. Whether you'd get enough electricity out to be worth the trouble can't be decided until more engineering questions are answered. My impression is that di...
by hanelyp
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Induction polywell
Replies: 2
Views: 2438

Induction polywell

For my first post to the board, a perhaps an off the wall idea: A polywell reactor operating in pulsed mode, the 'coils' being solid conductors powered by induction from electromagnets outside the core. Plotting the net electric and magnetic fields would of course be more complicated, but I see poss...