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by nathematics
Sat May 02, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Polywell revisited
Replies: 12
Views: 3230

Re: Polywell revisited

<t>Carl Willis wrote:<br/> > >seem a lot easier to build than a normal fusor<br/> > <br/> > You know what? <br/> > <br/> > It's a piece of freaking cake. A first grader could do it. Maybe a kindergartner. Yup, a lump of copper and some capacitors and voila, you dun' got you one 'em Polywell'n! <br/>...
by nathematics
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Magnetic Field Lookup Tables
Replies: 9
Views: 2973

Re: Magnetic Field Lookup Tables

I'd be interested in seeing the source code.
by nathematics
Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Polywell and fast neutrals.
Replies: 26
Views: 5343

Re: Polywell and fast neutrals.

<t>My point was that a significant amount fast neutrals wouldn't form from ions because of the speed between ions and electrons. It wouldn't be a matter of having fast neutrals form and then having the electrons stripped off.<br/> <br/> Edit: I did find your post somewhat unclear; are you supposing ...
by nathematics
Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Polywell and fast neutrals.
Replies: 26
Views: 5343

Re: Polywell and fast neutrals.

It is my understanding that neutral formation will not be a problem in the Polywell because the electron speed will be so great that the tendency will be for electrons to strip off electrons from atoms, rather than form neutrals.
by nathematics
Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Polywell size? How small can you get it?
Replies: 43
Views: 5579

Re: Polywell size? How small can you get it?

<t>Brett Bellmore wrote:<br/> > A thought has just occured to me, I don't claim it's original: Is there any particular reason you couldn't combine the polywell concept with a charged grid, and charge the polygonal coil? <br/> <br/> It was my understanding that charged polygonal coil was essentially ...
by nathematics
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: The EBM machine
Replies: 13
Views: 3379

Re: The EBM machine

<t>Nanos wrote:<br/> > I imagine the same was said of the first windmill.<br/> > <br/> > Much the same argument could be said towards a fusor.<br/> > <br/> > It might be nice to investigate how it works and attempt to reproduce whatever effect they use and test it for myself.<br/> <br/> But the fuso...
by nathematics
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Where we stand
Replies: 36
Views: 4567

Re: Where we stand

<t>falstaff wrote:<br/> > >The reactions just aren't that potent on a per reaction basis.<br/> > Well then all those studies showing how a fusion based spacecraft could go farther & faster than a fission based craft because the energy density is 8x higher must have come from the donkeys.<br/> <b...
by nathematics
Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:34 am
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Money for Dr. Bussard!?
Replies: 12
Views: 3270

Why would somebody write a false story?

<t>Why would somebody write a false story that polywell research would get a source of funding?<br/> <br/> I suppose I should not doubt the story 100% and I should write Dr. Bussard and ask him if Schwarzenegger or one of Schwarzenegger's people had contacted him and suggested funding from the state...
by nathematics
Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Polywell Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2790

Re: Polywell Question

<t>Seth Webster wrote:<br/> > How does the fuel get a positive charge?<br/> <br/> The fuel gets a positive charge by whatever means are employed to remove any electrons bound to the fuel nuclei. Positively charged elements are called positive ions. Creating ideal sources for positive ions would be p...
by nathematics
Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Advanced fuels (theoretical)
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

Re: Advanced fuels (theoretical)

<t>I have some ideas about this and I will continue to research it.<br/> Boron becomes a good conductor of electricity at high temperature. My idea is this:<br/> 1) As temperature of solid boron is raised, we remove electrons from the boron to make it positive.<br/> 2) Positive boron plasma is forme...