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Re: EMC2 news

Postby ladajo » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:25 am

Edited my above to add the bit from Bob H.
The development of atomic power, though it could confer unimaginable blessings on mankind, is something that is dreaded by the owners of coal mines and oil wells. (Hazlitt)
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby crowberry » Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:14 am

Skipjack wrote:2013 Independent Review of EMC2 Polywell acquired through FOIA, looking really good:
http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/04/2013-i ... .html#more


Very nice work by Brian Wang to get those two EMC2 reviews published.

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby Tom Ligon » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:35 pm

What amazes me about that NextBigFuture post is that it shows the Fusor vs. Elmore Tuck Watson machine art I knocked together years ago for an Analog article. I'm pleased that it is still considered good enough to illustrate the concepts, although Dr. Park's Wiffleball work discounts the importance of creating the potential well using essentially a "mag-grid" for electron acceleration in what is otherwise an Elmore Tuck Watson machine.

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby crowberry » Thu May 05, 2016 6:48 am

Dr Park has given a talk at Khon Kaen University in Thailand. This article http://www.prachatai.com/english/node/6089 contains the following nice EMC2 and WB-2 picture:
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This article has been written after Parks talk: http://www.prachatai.com/english/node/6114.

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby alexjrgreen » Thu May 05, 2016 4:55 pm

I recognize Jaeyoung Park and Nicholas Krall. Who are the ones on the right?
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby crowberry » Fri May 06, 2016 7:20 am

Here is the abstract page for Parks talk Polywell Fusion - Electrostatic Fusion in a Magnetic Cusp in Thailand at the Khon Kaen University http://cola.kku.ac.th/main/news.php?id=413&lang=en. There are a few photographs from the event on that page.

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby crowberry » Fri May 06, 2016 7:31 am

Park also gave the talk Polywell Fusion - Electrostatic Fusion in a Magnetic Cusp in Copenhagen at the Niels Bohr Institute on the 10th of November 2015 https://indico.nbi.ku.dk/contributionDisplay.py?contribId=4&confId=817. The presentation is found at this link https://indico.nbi.ku.dk/getFile.py/access?contribId=4&resId=0&materialId=slides&confId=817.

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby alexjrgreen » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:10 pm

The one on the far right must be Mike Wray. Who's standing next to him?
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby Tom Ligon » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:52 pm

Mike Skilicorn, I think, although the white hair is a rather dramatic change from how I remember him.

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby DeltaV » Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:24 am

Two mikes are redundant, but do improve the chance of success.

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby Tom Ligon » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:14 pm

DeltaV wrote:Two mikes are redundant, but do improve the chance of success.


My suggestion, when we added another Mike, was to start calling Mike Skilicorn "Skill". It fit him well. He's an excellent mechanical engineer, better at knowing how to get things built than I am.

Although I do still blame him just a little for losing a couple of small parts from the rip fence of my table saw. ;)

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby Skipjack » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:26 am

Dr Park presenting the Polywell at Microsoft Research:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNE0L7nCg0k

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby mvanwink5 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:26 pm

SJ, thank you for that link. Yes, I think that youtube video was of the original Emc2 - Microsoft presentation a long time ago. Looks like it was just posted???
Slides kindly posted by a youtube commenter (I think I already had them though):
http://web.archive.org/web/201604091308 ... 238715.pdf
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby Robthebob » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:19 pm

i dont think that's new... sigh, havent heard anything as far as news is concerned...
Throwing my life away for this whole Fusion mess.

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby zbarlici » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:15 am

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crowberry wrote:Here is the abstract page for Parks talk Polywell Fusion - Electrostatic Fusion in a Magnetic Cusp in Thailand at the Khon Kaen University http://cola.kku.ac.th/main/news.php?id=413&lang=en. There are a few photographs from the event on that page.


"EMC2 plans to complete the final scientific proof of principle for the polywell technology around 2019-2020, using magnetic confinement to trap a plasma superheated to 50 million degrees. This will cost approximately 30 million USD, and EMC2 is presently seeking venture funding from entities such as venture capitalists, sovereign wealth funds, as well as support from academic institutions."

This is the same thing Bussard was saying in 2007. Man i wish so bad that wb7 didn't freakin vaporize itself. Was the government and the R&D industry unduly hard on Park & co? Is there anything to learn from this moving on forward?


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