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Found this during google search on Polywell Fusion

Postby choff » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:19 am


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Postby rj40 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:34 am

Polywell Fusion Device-Ion Injection Gun Research?

Ion Injection Gun Research?

Would that be a way to get ions into a Polywell? Is that the next logical step?

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Postby Tom Ligon » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:53 am

China Lake caught my eye. Very low population density. Lots of boron in the "dirt". Nice place for a net power DD machine. I wonder ...???

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Postby Aero » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:20 am

Haven't we known about and discussed the need for a throttling device for ion injection. Using the "Puff of gas" fuel injection approach really won't work for a continuously operating BFR. And can you test, or do you even need a better ion injector for a machine that operates for milliseconds at a time? This looks to me to be one of two or several parts of the next stage, so that no single contract will be too large. Watch for more Polywell parts contracts.
I guess I should add I am assuming that by ions, they mean both P and B11 ions but of course it could be for D and D or other fuels.

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Postby scareduck » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:39 am

Tom Ligon wrote:China Lake caught my eye. Very low population density. Lots of boron in the "dirt". Nice place for a net power DD machine. I wonder ...???

China Lake is the California desert outback. A friend of mine used to work for the military as a contractor out there.

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Postby Aero » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:59 am

HO Ho ho ...
Have a look at this people! :D ... e&_cview=0
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Postby energyfan » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:48 am

whoa ....this has got my blood sleep tonight :o

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Postby frog » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:07 am

Very interesting stuff folks! Consider for a moment the likelyhood that the NAVY would be putting out invitations for participation in development of these items, during these budegtary times, if the prospects of some success weren't pretty good. While government service has taught me that, sometimes, waste does happen :roll: during times like these careers can be on the line. Spending now isn't the same as spending even a year ago. No, somebody was convinced by sombody else that this is a worthy expenditure. Othrewise the money would be going to weapons or keels.

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Postby MSimon » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:21 am

I just posted at: ... tract.html

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Postby blaisepascal » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:43 am

It seems that they are just ordering one of "Polywell Fusion Device-Ion Injection Gun Research".

But then again, what would the do with two researches?

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Postby classicpenny » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:59 am

What kind of device will this new stuff be intended for?
Will it be more like a WB-8 or more like a WB-100?
My impression a few months back was that Dr Nebel leans more toward the WB-100: "This machine is so inexpensive going into the 100-megawatt range that there's no compelling reason for not just doing it. We're trying to take bigger steps than you would with a conventional fusion machine."
I suppose any answer would be idle speculation: is there enough here to even guess?

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Postby Torulf2 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:02 pm

Something happens under the surface. This means also some success with the WB7 experiment. There are new experiments and probably a new data embargo.

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Postby drmike » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:57 pm

All it really amounts to is continued funding with the stated requirements of better resolution on density measurements. Congrats to EMC2 - it is a sole source bid. It's pretty safe to assume the data will be collected at EMC2's present location.

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Postby Solo » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:23 pm

Very cool! 8) nice detective work. I sure hope it means something good is coming down the pipes.

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Postby b2f » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:42 pm

Hmm....check this out.....note the did we miss this???? ... e&_cview=0
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