Polywell as steppingstone?

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

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Polywell as steppingstone?

Postby JohnP » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:14 pm

Just wondering out loud. If large energy surpluses afforded by fusion allow larger quantities of antimatter to be manufactured in the future, could antimatter be the ultimate energy destination? Or does an matter-antimatter reaction yield less energy than what it took to make the antimatter?

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Postby MSimon » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:59 pm

There are always losses.

However, the energy density is useful. About 1,000X p-B11. If you can bottle it.
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