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by D Tibbets
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 55
Views: 59507

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

Dan, Your point about a "tiny amount of fuel" needed for fusion also applies to Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors (LFTRs). They only need as much fissile material as required to achieve criticality because the reactor can be continuously refueled. Don't refuel and the reactor stops. this could stop ...
by D Tibbets
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 55
Views: 59507

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

Dan, Your point about a "tiny amount of fuel" needed for fusion also applies to Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors (LFTRs). They only need as much fissile material as required to achieve criticality because the reactor can be continuously refueled. Don't refuel and the reactor stops. Good point if as...
by D Tibbets
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: we maybe barking up the wrong tree all together
Replies: 3
Views: 7146

Re: we maybe barking up the wrong tree all together

High energy events in Earths atmosphere occur all the time. Some of it is just the very high energy tails of thermalized gas interactions. Much of it is various magnetic formations that may accelerate a small amount of ionized gas to high speeds- Auroras, and thunderstorm sprites may be examples of ...
by D Tibbets
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 55
Views: 59507

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

I, from my distant perspective, would not agree that regulation has sunk the fission nuclear industry. The obvious radiation problems, engieneering lies and multiple dire failures has. The management that has caused directly the most severe accidents has not helped either. A better perspective of wh...
by D Tibbets
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 55
Views: 59507

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

Modular assembly and disassembly may considerably decrease the cost of maintenance, provided the number of plants is large and standardized. But it doesn't modify the radiation concerns of the pipes. The radiation concernsof the actual fuel rods/ fuel solution may be mitigated by schemes for nearly ...
by D Tibbets
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: How is this not superconductivity?
Replies: 2
Views: 3281

Re: How is this not superconductivity?

From my admittedly breif read, it is not low conductivity for electricity,but low heat conductivity in a relatively good electrical conductor that they are describing. They apparently tend to run in parallel according to the "law", except at cryogenic temperatures. This compound appears to break thi...
by D Tibbets
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 55
Views: 59507

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

Liquid salt reactors are certainly a step up, but not immune to problems. Replacing the primary loop every 4 years sounds very expensive- working underground, ripping out radioactive tubes that carried the decay product contaminated pipes that formed the primary cooling loop, would be time consuming...
by D Tibbets
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Electron's magnetic moment in plasma/fusion physics?
Replies: 19
Views: 19608

Re: Electron's magnetic moment in plasma/fusion physics?

The electron interaction with the proton is certainaly significant but tiny in terms of electromagnetic shielding between two protons. My understanding is that this is because of the relative distances involved. A proton needs to approach another nucleon -proton in this case to such close distances ...
by D Tibbets
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Electron's magnetic moment in plasma/fusion physics?
Replies: 19
Views: 19608

Re: Electron's magnetic moment in plasma/fusion physics?

Concerning tritium in lava. The claim may have merit, but again take nothing at face value. A brief search turned up this article about vented steam from magma. It is actually from nuclear bomb testing- atmospheric water that has rained down and then been converted to steam from the heat of the magm...
by D Tibbets
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Electron's magnetic moment in plasma/fusion physics?
Replies: 19
Views: 19608

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..... and then small blue text on the bottom says that Eganowa analysis says that surprisingly the amount of energy generated by star decreases with increase of temperature of the core, what is consistent with his theory of electron assisted fusion (he calls it 'molecular mechanism of nuclear synth...
by D Tibbets
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2286
Views: 586235

Re: SpaceX News

And they completed the tied down static firing this Thursday, so they are go for a Monday morning launch if weather and gremlins permit.

Dan Tibbets
by D Tibbets
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: What is a convex magnetic field?
Replies: 4
Views: 12065

Re: What is a convex magnetic field?

Which begs the question (at least for me) of what are some examples of concave (and closed) B fields confining plasma that has increasing strength as the plasma moves outward?

Is the stellarator a dynamic effort to effectively do this?


Dan Tibbets
by D Tibbets
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: What is a convex magnetic field?
Replies: 4
Views: 12065

Re: What is a convex magnetic field?

Thanks for the information. The relatively tiny B field variations are drowned as the in the gross crowd like behavior as described by fluid dynamics strongly dominates. As such, the fluid strainer (like a flour sifter) analogy is on safer ground. With the wire mesh strainer/ sifter inverted, thesma...
by D Tibbets
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2286
Views: 586235

Re: SpaceX News

Space X is not saying much. They do mention some buckling of the aluminum inner liner- not a failure, but a redistribution of load forces. And this apparently created a void underneath the carbon fiber wrap where LOX could accumulate. Subsequent freezing of the lox- now SOX, disrupted the carbon fib...
by D Tibbets
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 710
Views: 326372

Re: EM Drive

In this long thread, this may have been linked before, but I found this to be informative and gives a useful perspective as to it's potential usefulness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGcvxg7jJTs

Dan Tibbets