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by Art Carlson
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FoI: grounds for appeal:
Replies: 150
Views: 33841

EMC2 IS definitely protecting their potential future commercial interests. That is perfectly legitimate, and I think few of us if any would not hope that he succeeds in commercializing polywell. What leaves a bad taste in my mouth is his previous strong suggestions that he wished he could tell us m...
by Art Carlson
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Boron Fixed Target
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Re: Boron Fixed Target

wolfspelz wrote:If we want to fuse P + B11. Why don't we just accelerate protons with 600 keV on a solid B11 target?

Indeed, if your goal is producing p-B11 fusion reactions, that is the easiest way to do so. However, some of us here are also interested in producing net power from fusion reactions.
by Art Carlson
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Modeling Polywell
Replies: 44
Views: 7965

Re: Modeling Polywell

JohnFul wrote:I'm looking for a real world model that matches data as we know it.

Data?! You mean there is actual data somewhere?
by Art Carlson
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: emc2's website
Replies: 232
Views: 72316

So, it seemed to me that the issue was just a small nagging doubt. If I have any "small nagging doubt" (and I'm not sure I do), it is that my analysis might be wrong. If you look through the archives (and have the physics background to follow my arguments and calculations), you will find ...
by Art Carlson
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: emc2's website
Replies: 232
Views: 72316

Tom, I am not understanding the doubts that the polywell is leaking like a sieve because the EMC2 site clearly states that the WB-7 tests validated the electron losses in WB-6. What am I missing? Since we don't know what the electron losses were from WB-6, it doesn't help much to know that WB-7 &qu...
by Art Carlson
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FoI: grounds for appeal:
Replies: 150
Views: 33841

7 and 8 are certainly credible enough possibilities in any bureacracy. 6 I doubt in this case. ... We still don't know much but hints and teasers. I agree with you that 7 and 8 belong near the top of the list and 6 near the bottom. I have never seen any reason to doubt Rick's integrity (although ev...
by Art Carlson
Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FoI: grounds for appeal:
Replies: 150
Views: 33841

Yeah, realistically there are a number of reasons to not want to release information: 1. ... 5. ... As long as we are creating wild speculations in the absense of any information (Got anything better to do?), why not include these on the list: 6. Things are not going well, or there is proof that th...
by Art Carlson
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: Wunderjahr?
Replies: 19
Views: 4784

And yes it is viri. Virus, viri, n. The latin word for poison or slime (has more than one meaning, depending on context). The us- declination is virus, viri, viro, virum, viro, viri (nominative. pl), virorum, viris, viros, viris. Questions? Whatever the plural of the Latin word virus may be, the pl...
by Art Carlson
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: Wunderjahr?
Replies: 19
Views: 4784

Skipjack wrote:
You can. They're called prion diseases.

Technically, prions are not viri, but complex proteins.

What 's the equivalent of a prion disease for computers?
P.S. The plural of "virus" is "viruses".
by Art Carlson
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: 2D WB-7 B-filed simulation
Replies: 49
Views: 14293

The field lines are radial in all directions. Must be a broken simulation, right? Yep. Broken. radial: 2cos(theta) + 2cos(theta-pi/2) + 2cos(theta-pi) + 2cos(theta-3pi/2) theta: sin(theta) + sin(theta-pi/2) + sin(theta-pi) + sin(theta-3pi/2) Simplifying, radial: 2cos(theta) + 2sin(theta) + 2cos(the...
by Art Carlson
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FOIA
Replies: 475
Views: 94322

I cannot do this faith-based debate. Present your case, don't present the opinions of others because I cannot debate the reasons that other people have this opinion if neither you nor I know what those reasons are. Chirismb, Do you deny that in every case ever known of Farnsworth or ETW type fusors...
by Art Carlson
Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FOIA
Replies: 475
Views: 94322

TallDave wrote:I'm sure there's some spread of velocities, but Chacon's paper suggests partially relaxed distributions could yield large Q values.

With D-T, if you neglect cusp losses. But the ion energy distributions with high Q are not "partially" relaxed, but "nearly fully" relaxed.
by Art Carlson
Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LHC running at 2 x 3.5 TeV
Replies: 16
Views: 4995

A collision between two protons, each with energy E and moving in opposite directions, will involve an energy 2E in the center-of-mass frame (which is the lab frame in that case). A collision between a proton moving with energy E and a stationary proton will have total energy E/2 in the center-of-ma...
by Art Carlson
Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sun Catalytix
Replies: 48
Views: 6453

I'm against hydrogen as an energy vector due to ... the risk of unrecoverable atmospheric damage from industrial-scale leakage Do you know more about atmospheric chemistry than I do? (It wouldn't be difficult!) ⋅ H2 is not a greenhouse gas, is it? It doesn't have any bending modes, but I ...
by Art Carlson
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FOIA
Replies: 475
Views: 94322

MSimon wrote:If we are going to waste money on fusion ...

Let's not.
The name of the game is (clean and economical) power. Both tokamaks and polywells are far from the top of my list of expected ROI. Put the funding in efficiency, solar thermal, wind, geothermal, biomass, ... .

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