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by drmike
Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: US Bashing
Replies: 244
Views: 29047

Its a pity more people from these other countries aren't online and chatting with us to help us better understand them, as I reckon we might make more headway in that direction than dropping another lot of bombs at times.. I suppose its also the denial aspect, saying you aren't doing this or that w...
by drmike
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: betas o' joy, or direct nuclear electricity
Replies: 15
Views: 5283

Right, a self charging capacitor is another way to describe it.

But heat and radiation damage are factors that have to be dealt with, so it is not a trivial problem.
by drmike
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Superconductivity Theory
Replies: 13
Views: 4562

Basically, they tried to break a superconductor in a known way, and it didn't break. So they came up with a model that explains this. A more fundamental question will be is their model correct, or is there some other way to explain the behavior. In any case, it is a really nice discovery. Proves the...
by drmike
Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: betas o' joy, or direct nuclear electricity
Replies: 15
Views: 5283

You are on the right track. The problem is the stopping distance for electrons. You need really thin layers of U-233, insulator and good conductor. There are really good models for how electrons slow down in matter, so we can compute just how thin those layers need to be. Then you have to figure out...
by drmike
Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:14 am
Forum: Design
Topic: betas o' joy, or direct nuclear electricity
Replies: 15
Views: 5283

Right, it's no longer U-233, it's Np-233. The electron came from a neutron that changed into a proton, and the electron doesn't stay in the nucleus because the strong force doesn't affect it. (Do a web search on "strong nuclear force" and "weak nuclear force" - it'll be fun!)
by drmike
Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: Good News on the DOD funding side
Replies: 9
Views: 7697

Speaking of Obama, you can post a note on one of his web sites and suggest he look into fusion and polywell here: Obama Energy Page. The more votes something gets, the more likely it might be looked at.
by drmike
Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: betas o' joy, or direct nuclear electricity
Replies: 15
Views: 5283

Since you start neutral, you end neutral. You can't have a current if you can't store the charges in different states. The electrons eventually have to come back to the ions that they came from, so you need to separate them and create a battery. The distance an electron can travel in metal is really...
by drmike
Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: A new nuclear power device
Replies: 40
Views: 10539

"Potentially practical" is an interesting phrase. :) The main problem is reprocessing. Getting that economical is easier with a hybrid reactor than with a pure fission reactor, but it's still hard. Harder still is the politics. Once we overcome the fear of the word "nuclear" (let alone some ability ...
by drmike
Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Might interest the nuclear physicists here
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

It's a consequence of understanding. If lattice qcd works, but Heim theory works better, then it's just one more day in physics.

When we can explain neutrino fluctuations we'll have a good understanding of matter!
by drmike
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heim Theory -
Replies: 19
Views: 5219

Thanks Aero! I'll go check that out.
by drmike
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: massive megahertz multi megawatt magnetron
Replies: 18
Views: 6175

20 to 50 MV/m are standard insulator capability. I don't think space requirements will be that big an issue.
by drmike
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heim Theory -
Replies: 19
Views: 5219

"no energy" and non existence makes sense, "no mass" and non-existence does not make sense. Photons have energy, but no mass, and it's pretty clear they exist. The full formula is E^2 = (mc^2)^2 + (pc)^2 where E is total energy, m is the rest mass, c is light speed and p is kinetic momentum. A photo...
by drmike
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: Design
Topic: A new nuclear power device
Replies: 40
Views: 10539

Do a web search on "hybrid nuclear reactor". Here's an example:
The Fusion-Fission Hybrid Reactor for Energy Production: A Practical Path to Fusion Application

It's a great idea. I don't think it is economical, otherwise somebody would be doing it.
by drmike
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cheap Anti-Matter?
Replies: 38
Views: 9824

Interesting! Thanks for posting that.
by drmike
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT POLYWELL?
Replies: 22
Views: 19081

I had pretty much finished debunking the Steorn "overunity" claims and was wandering around the net looking at other infinite energy claims. Then I ran across the Google video and figured it would be fun to check it out. I first heard about talk-polywell on the fusor.net forum, and ended only having...