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If polywell fusion is developed, in what ways will the world change for better or worse? Discuss.

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Postby DeltaV » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:46 am

If no heat exchanger material could withstand the REB, would heating the air/propellant with a REB-based free-electron laser generate excessive ozone at low altitudes?

A FEL beam could be focused to form a plasma blob on the centerline of air/propellant flow in a duct, which would reduce thermal loads on the "combustion chamber" walls, somewhat like the magnetic field does for QED-ARC.

http://www.answers.com/topic/free-electron-laser

"A free-electron laser, or FEL, is a laser that shares the same optical properties as conventional lasers such as emitting a beam consisting of coherent electromagnetic radiation which can reach high power, but which uses some very different operating principles to form the beam. Unlike gas, liquid, or solid-state lasers such as diode lasers, in which electrons are excited in bound atomic or molecular states, FELs use a relativistic electron beam as the lasing medium which moves freely through a magnetic structure, hence the term free electron.[1] The free-electron laser has the widest frequency range of any laser type, and can be widely tunable,[2] currently ranging in wavelength from microwaves, through terahertz radiation and infrared, to the visible spectrum, to ultraviolet, to X-rays[3]"

"FEL technology is considered by the US Navy as a good candidate for an antimissile directed-energy weapon. Significant progress is being made in increasing FEL power levels (the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility's FEL has demonstrated greater than 14 kW [12]) and it should be possible to build compact multi-megawatt class FEL weapons.[13] On June 9 2009 the Office of Naval Research announced it had awarded Raytheon a contract to develop a 100 kW experimental FEL.[14]"

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