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by choff
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Other methods to raise money
Replies: 32
Views: 18430

10 to 15 feet would probably be easier to find if it exists. I remember reading a few years back about an xray laser experiment that had huge capacitor banks. There might be mothballed equipment out there from old research going back decades. If off the self tech can be adapted to new uses it makes ...
by choff
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Other methods to raise money
Replies: 32
Views: 18430

Saving time and money on phase 2

Assuming the Santa Fe team gets positive results and a thumbs up from the peer review, I have a dumb question. A net gain experimental reactor would need an approximately 30 foot diameter high vacuum chamber. Is it possible some such chamber already exists somewere in the western hemisphere, maybe N...
by choff
Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Wendelstein 7-X
Replies: 50
Views: 19088

Riggatron

I was searching the internet on fusion and was suprised to discover that the Riggatron is still being researched to this day. It's now called the Compact Ignition Torus.
by choff
Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: eyewitness report from the new lab
Replies: 43
Views: 10795

The lab needs a great big keep out sign. Much as I'm dying to know, we don't want to let them feel any kind of pressure or distraction. At this point, nobody should do anything that might jinx it!
by choff
Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Let us start discrediting tokamak fusion. Wrong Shape.
Replies: 61
Views: 24697

nif fusion

I'm willing to bet the polywell beats NIF to the development stage if we get positive results from Santa Fe between now and August. At the very least it will beat NIF on size and cost. Also from what I've read on NIF so far it has a way to go before the lasers can be fired often enough to be a worth...
by choff
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 48387

The ITER crowd will be miffed for sure. That reminds me, probably the best way to generate public interest would be if photos of WB7 in operation were published. A picture being worth a 1000 words and all. Also, if any photo's of WB6 shorting out were available, or post destruction, or a blown out m...
by choff
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 48387

Reaction would probably be similar to when the Wright brothers invented the first aircraft. Nonbelief and skepticism, until they go on the power grid and electricity bills start to drop.
by choff
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Focus Fusion at Google Tech Talk
Replies: 36
Views: 11676

People fight because of money. There was a former Marine Commandant named Smedley Darlington Butler in the 30's, one of only 2 Americans ever to win the Congressional Medal of Honor twice. When he retired he wrote a book called 'War is a Rachet.' As he pointed out, in peace time companies slog along...
by choff
Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Focus Fusion at Google Tech Talk
Replies: 36
Views: 11676

I think Dr. Bussard was extremely modest about the benefit to mankind from polywell fusion. One of these reactors in any country is a potential Von Neumann machine, providing the means to make dozens more. Imagine a country like Haiti developing an electrical capacity equal to all North America with...
by choff
Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: MSNBC Reports First Plasma WB-7
Replies: 20
Views: 8102

Nope, it was for emc2fusion, I wouldn't spent 2 bits donating to a Canadian political party.
by choff
Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: MSNBC Reports First Plasma WB-7
Replies: 20
Views: 8102

WB7 1st plasma

This is exciting, I didn't expect to hear anything from emc2 for at least 2 more months. Maybe I should send an email to my local MP Raymond Chan. He worked at TRW before getting into politics, designed and built a machine. Do you think it could help?

Best $100.00 I ever spent!!!
by choff
Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: POPS Paper
Replies: 33
Views: 10996

Fair enough, but above a certain atomic weight, material will require too much energy to fuse anyway, if at all. All it could do is work as a piston to drive up fuel pressure. I admit its an extreme longshot.
by choff
Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: POPS Paper
Replies: 33
Views: 10996

loading up the core with non reactive matter

I admit its a long shot idea, extremely unlikely to work. It would mean having to ramp up the drive current in proportion to the added mass and would probably block reactions more than help. The machine would in all likelyhood run dirty (radioactive), if at all. I was thinking though, if the fuel an...
by choff
Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: POPS Paper
Replies: 33
Views: 10996

POPS core pressure

POPS core pressure should increase by using Boron based fuel with its higher mass than the usual lighter deuterium or tritium systems. Possibly some other non reactant material could be added to further increase fuel mass, allowing even higher core pressures.
by choff
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:48 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: POPS Paper
Replies: 33
Views: 10996

improving pops

Just a wild idea for improving POPS performance. How about adding those harmonics of the primary frequency that boost core pressure while filtering out harmonics that attenuate the primary frequency.

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