How to get Maximum funding for a follow up to WB-7

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

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What results from WB-7 would result in maximum funding for any follow ups.

Incredibly Positive (PB-11 Definite Possibility)
7
58%
Slightly Positive Results. (PB-11 a maybe)
4
33%
Neutral (DD possible / DT definite)
0
No votes
Slightly Negative ( DT a maybe )
0
No votes
Never gonna happen.
1
8%
 
Total votes: 12

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How to get Maximum funding for a follow up to WB-7

Postby Barry Kirk » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:54 pm

When the results of WB-7 are published. There could be a follow up project. I'm wondering what results from the report would provide the maximum funding for any follow up projects.

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Postby Roger » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:58 pm

Dr Nebel said he wants to build a 100MW approx. 160cm coil device. That can prove scaling.

3 issues.

1) Scaling
2) Carburetor
3) Dodec

The Nuances within any report on WB-7, likely will dictate the direction of the next step. Not knowing that, I cant answer the poll.
I like the p-B11 resonance peak at 50 KV acceleration. In2 years we'll know.

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Postby Barry Kirk » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:30 am

The reason for the poll and call me cynical, is this.

Tokomaks have been getting billions of dollars in funding for 20+ years and we still don't have a net power production machine.

And I don't know that anyone has yet proved that a net power production machine that is cost competitive is possible.

So, it's not impossible that negative results from Nebel's team could result in research dollars being pumped in.

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Postby TallDave » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:59 pm

My vote is: we won't know enough to say till WB-100 is attempted.
n*kBolt*Te = B**2/(2*mu0) and B^.25 loss scaling? Or not so much? Hopefully we'll know soon...


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