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Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby Skipjack » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:10 pm


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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby DeltaV » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:19 pm

Blurp - a contraction of "blurb" and "burp".

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby Skipjack » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:52 pm

Tri Alpha better hurry up! Rostoker is 88 now! Small article about his successor, like so many, he is not American.
http://ps.uci.edu/news/8394

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby Skipjack » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:58 pm

Seems like Michael Binderbauer of Tri Alpha will be presenting at the 56th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
October 27-31, 2014 • New Orleans, Louisiana. Is anyone going?
http://www.aps.org/units/dpp/meetings/a ... nvited.cfm

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby Solo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:11 pm

I'll be there. They've evidently made some gains in the lifetime of the FRC, but it's still dying quickly due to rapid losses, despite the large amount of injected neutral beam power. They plan to add more, but I am skeptical of how much it will buy them in performance. They are beginning to characterize the plasma in more detail with better diagnostics, and I expect they will start to discover they are plagued by anomalous transport, just as every other plasma device has been, and likely will be. The question then becomes, how bad is it, and what can be done to mitigate it. They are progressing through the stages quite rapidly though, thanks to all the previous understanding, tools, and so forth that tokamak research have produced. That, and the cash flow / pressure to meet milestones.

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby crowberry » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:47 pm

I wrote maybe in a bit ambiguous way. I do know that TAE is trying to make a continuous device and that will be difficult for them. What I meant is that the others (GF, HE, Sorlox) have an advantage in that they are using pulsed devices.

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby crowberry » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:37 pm

Check out this thread for a Tri Alpha Talk by M. Tuszewski.

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby choff » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:05 am

The machine in the first figure looks a lot like Lockheed Martin's design.
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