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by Art Carlson
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tri-Alpha Rumor
Replies: 119
Views: 32113

Take it outside, TallDave! I monitor this News forum because I am interested in hearing news about polywells, if there should ever be any. I am not interested in your political philosophy. The moderators have wisely provided a General forum. That is the place to go if you want to "discuss life,...
by Art Carlson
Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tri-Alpha Rumor
Replies: 119
Views: 32113

Naughty KitemanSA! You are not only continuing a discussion inapproriate to this forum, you are tempting poor, weak alexjrgreen to relapse. Please send him a PM if you want to further discuss which one of you is an ass or to enrich his life with additional great suggestions.
by Art Carlson
Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tri-Alpha Rumor
Replies: 119
Views: 32113

Aero wrote:I know that it is a slow news season, but this conversation really doesn't belong on the news forum.

Hear, hear! Since I am guilty myself, I apologize. Please, lead me not into temptation again.
by Art Carlson
Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tri-Alpha Rumor
Replies: 119
Views: 32113

Oh, and for those who huff and argue that "fair" means equitable, whoever said forcing life to be equitable was a good thing? Only those who wish to define the "game of life" to be that way. I repeat, my life is not a game for you to make up arbitrary rules about. Forget "f...
by Art Carlson
Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: PIC Simulation of Polywell
Replies: 4
Views: 2135

Re: PIC Simulation of Polywell

rschaffer8 wrote:I'm surprised that the paper by Joel Roberts presented at IEC 2009 has not generated more discussion.

http://www.talk-polywell.org/bb/viewtop ... 0256#30256
by Art Carlson
Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Microwave heating
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: Microwave heating

I read the wiki article on isotropy, didnt quite understand what it means. (if you would explain that to me) I dont know if my analysis is correct or not, I find that the thermalization of electrons to be just fine, in fact, if we can, the electrons should possess as little energy as possible, so i...
by Art Carlson
Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Microwave heating
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: Microwave heating

I dont know how or where I got the idea from, but I was thinking, because thermalization is such a huge problem, for the machine to run steady state, there has to be a way to deal with thermalization. The resonance frequency of the ions and electrons are very different, so we can actually pick the ...
by Art Carlson
Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The potential on the grid is irrelevant
Replies: 19
Views: 5875

Re: The potential on the grid is irrelevant

Since somebody asked me a couple days ago to make I sketch of what I thought the spacial structure of the electric potential looked like, I've been trying to tap all the pieces of my model into place. What do you make of Joel G. Rogers' PIC Simulation of Polywell ? First, it's very strange to simul...
by Art Carlson
Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The potential on the grid is irrelevant
Replies: 19
Views: 5875

And Rick's response was: Here's where I'm coming from. Obviously, I know what's in the data and I know what it is consistent with. We've known that for several months. However, just because a piece of data is consistent with one model doesn't mean that it's inconsistent with another model. When you...
by Art Carlson
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The potential on the grid is irrelevant
Replies: 19
Views: 5875

And real experiments publish measurements. The problem is not that my model doesn't make predictions (specifically of the minimum energy loss), but that there is nothing to compare the predictions to. Now who's hiding behind the lack of data? Let's have a prediction for WB-7, so I can laugh at the ...
by Art Carlson
Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The potential on the grid is irrelevant
Replies: 19
Views: 5875

If anyone can find inconsistencies I would appreciate hearing about them. What would this look like in WB-7? WB-8? Real theories make predictions. And real experiments publish measurements. The problem is not that my model doesn't make predictions (specifically of the minimum energy loss), but that...
by Art Carlson
Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The potential on the grid is irrelevant
Replies: 19
Views: 5875

The potential on the grid is irrelevant

Since somebody asked me a couple days ago to make I sketch of what I thought the spacial structure of the electric potential looked like, I've been trying to tap all the pieces of my model into place. There may be an easy way to think about it. I have been arguing that the electrons and ions will st...
by Art Carlson
Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Cusp Ion Plug
Replies: 59
Views: 10228

...What the? The second link?? Bussard, Fusion Technology, Volume 19, March 1991??? Art, my apologies - I actually meant to say the first link, OK. I've been a bit irritable lately. May have overreacted. Don't read too much into my choice of the word "admit", either. regarding your assert...
by Art Carlson
Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Simple tetrahedra pyramid considered?
Replies: 13
Views: 3419

Yea Kiteman, A while after I posted this topic I began to think about the idea of vertex mirroring of coils and how it might upset the fields in an unexpected manner. I guess the cube with circular coils is as simple as you can get. Plus It'd look better than a funky triangle. :) Depends on what yo...
by Art Carlson
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Simple tetrahedra pyramid considered?
Replies: 13
Views: 3419

One of the things Dr.B. wanted to do before going on to the 100MW demo unit was to improve the fidelity of that approximation (square planform magnets), and to use at least one higher order polyhedron (rectified dodecahedron). Except that he also realized (eventually) that there are field nulls at ...

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