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Re: General Fusion in the news

Postby crowberry » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:18 pm

Progress and Plans at General Fusion talk by Michael Delage at the Fusion Power Associates annual meeting 2017: http://firefusionpower.org/Delage%20FPA%202017.pdf.

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Re: General Fusion in the news

Postby crowberry » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:33 pm

The talk General Fusion Program by David Plant at the First IAEA Workshop on Fusion Enterprises has been added to the web page at
https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/fusionportal/Shared%20Documents/Enterprises/2018/Presentations/13.06/Plant.pdf. It is is good summary of where they are now.

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Re: General Fusion in the news

Postby crowberry » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:13 pm

General Fusion has published a new paper. It is paywalled unless you have access through a university or research institute.

Magnetized Target Fusion with a Spherical Tokamak

Abstract

With good confinement and relatively high beta (up to 40%), the spherical tokamak could be a suitable magnetized target. To illustrate this potential, the theoretical fusion yield from compressing a spherical tokamak adiabatically to fusion conditions is calculated. While it is found that the large amount of energy stored in the compressed toroidal field constrains the potential energy gain, a system can be designed to produce significant useful output by directly recovering a large fraction of the compression energy. With 80% energy recovery, an example system using 140 MJ of pressurized gas to compress the spherical tokamak plasma within a 2 m radius liquid metal flux conserver can produce a fusion yield of 140 MJ and a net output of 40 MJ per pulse. At ~ 1 Hz this would produce 40 MWelectric.



https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s10894-018-0180-3.pdf


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