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by mheslep
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Pinch plasmas
Replies: 13
Views: 4547

Re: Pinch plasmas

<r>Dolan online, Chapter 12<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.sunist.org/Shared%20documents/Fusion%20Research%20Course%20by%20Thomas%20Dolan/Chapters%20pdf%20original%20images%20with%20hidden%20text/Chapter%2012.pdf"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.sunist.org/Shared%20document ... r%2012.pdf">http://www.s...
by mheslep
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fusion fuel -got any in multi-gigawatt amounts!!
Replies: 21
Views: 4521

Re: Fusion fuel -got any in multi-gigawatt amounts!!

<t>The ITER website itself is fairly current if you want more information.<br/> <br/> Yes by 'power' there I meant ITER maximum output, and not just the odd neutron fired into the Li blanket to test tritium production. Also, it is likely that ITER will indeed produce 10X more heat energy (not electr...
by mheslep
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fusion fuel -got any in multi-gigawatt amounts!!
Replies: 21
Views: 4521

Re: Fusion fuel -got any in multi-gigawatt amounts!!

<r>One of ITER's goals is to test the effectiveness of producing tritium from a lithium blanket:<br/> Li + n → He ( 2.05 MeV ) + T ( 2.75 MeV )<br/> Most of ITER's actual power testing will apparently be done with externally produced tritium, I believe its coming from Canada.<br/> <URL url="http://w...
by mheslep
Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Rider's "Is there a Better Route to Fusion?"
Replies: 11
Views: 3886

Re: Rider's "Is there a Better Route to Fusion?"

Edmo:

How do you mean? Are you referring to the title document, or the author generally?
by mheslep
Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: More on solar fusion.
Replies: 12
Views: 3030

Re: More on solar fusion.

<r>As before, don't forget other types of stars, 10^24Watts/M^3 will get 'er done, though unfortunately that kind of reactor does not stay intact. We need plan C, something in between our Sun and a super nova.<br/> <URL url="http://www.fusor.net/board/download_thread.php?site=fusor&bn=fusor_theo...
by mheslep
Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: In search of the Higgs starts next Wednesday
Replies: 18
Views: 2717

Re: In search of the Higgs starts next Wednesday

I believe operation and detection at the levels expected to reveal Higgs are still a year away. At the moment they're just kicking the tires on LHC.
by mheslep
Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Successful Cold Fusion Claimed By A Japanese Scientist
Replies: 17
Views: 3337

Re: Successful Cold Fusion Claimed By A Japanese Scientist

<r>They're calling it some kind of electroweak phenomenon, not strong force based fusion, so the new title LENR is indeed more accurate. Post from a researcher to a critic:<br/> <URL url="http://physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=1288761&postcount=12"><LINK_TEXT text="http://physicsforums.com/show...
by mheslep
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Greens Against Renewable Energy
Replies: 13
Views: 2672

Re: Greens Against Renewable Energy

<r>Dan DT wrote:<br/> >Alright, you forced me to review some of the terminology, and facts about solar power. I actually think a mix of solar and wind can contribute alot to the energy needs, but you need predictable backup. <br/> Absolutely agree. Non dispatchable sources like solar and wind need b...
by mheslep
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Greens Against Renewable Energy
Replies: 13
Views: 2672

Re: Greens Against Renewable Energy

<r><br/> > Your solar estimates are very genreous. Assuming 20% conversion efficiency does eventually arrive ( currently Deployed solar systems are ~ 6-7% efficient) and your 250w recovered / M squared at noon is acurate(solar flux at Earth is ~ 1300 W- ignoring the atmosphere- <br/> > <URL url="htt...
by mheslep
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Talk, Polywell, Bussard, Neutron, Electron Losses with Gridless Fusor Design
Replies: 16
Views: 3437

Re: Talk, Polywell, Bussard, Neutron, Electron Losses with Gridless Fusor Design

<t>Frank S. wrote:<br/> >...Electrons for example are going to hit the walls and neutralize or recirculate and recombine with ions and neutrals in the chamber. ...<br/> Why don't you believe the Polywell's magnetic field design will contain the electrons? Also remember they only want to stack up eno...