Skipjack wrote:Due to a lack of polywell, I have been watching these guys more closely lately. I think that their openess is refreshing and they do have a product now, even though not the main one.
It is cool to watch them move foreward with a lot of build a little, test a little. Lerner seems like a nice fellow too.
I wished there was more info on Helion on John Slough. It has been very quiet arround them lately (other than the space propulsion concept thingy). I think that they have the highest chance of success of all players right now. Their approach seems very conservative and the physics are sound.
I'm more impressed with the Focus Fusion people as well. Eric Lerner seems to have good business sense. He is pursuing the secondary commercial applications for DPF because they have achieved the technical requirements for them already. This will make them into a profitable entity so that they are financially successful even if DPF does not work for commercial fusion power. It will also make them the money necessary to realize commercial fusion power if it is possible with their technology. If DPF does work for fusion, it will take considerable finance and 5 years or so to scale up to a commercial power plant. If they can finance more of this themselves, they can raise capital on more favorable terms.