A theory of a possible method of fusion

It may be difficult to separate "theory" from "application," but let''s see if this helps facilitate the discussion.
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Re: A theory of a possible method of fusion

Post by Richard Hull » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:26 pm

Steve, Did you ever think of actually doing any hands-on experiments with your ideas. I think the reason no one has commented much on this is that all sorts of magnetic fusion schemes have been tried for the last 70 years by folks a lot smarter than us and, thus far. all of those ideas have produced a glorious and multi-billion dollar zero power fusion result. I would forget magnetics in the area of fusion. Nice to think about, but with no real hands-on effort, all ideas remain pie-in-the-sky.

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Re: A theory of a possible method of fusion

Post by steventw » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:45 pm

Because I'm on a pension and after paying rent and bills and food I have no cash left over
And would be fairly simple to test for someone with a fusor already to test only need 2 perm Magnets

I've tryed to get a small vacuum chamber built but never pans out
And family won't help even tho they could easily help

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Re: A theory of a possible method of fusion

Post by Richard Hull » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:40 pm

Sorry about your situation, but getting a small glass chamber maybe not even a demo fusor will allow a lot of simple magnetic experiments with plasma to be performed. Magnetics just isn't a path to fusion, though the big boys continue to spend the billions on it. It sure looks impressive I will say that, even in the small. But, looks can be deceiving, as we all know.

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Re: A theory of a possible method of fusion

Post by Bob Reite » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:06 am

Somebody likened containing plasma with a magnetic field to trying to hold Jello with rubber bands.
The more reactive the materials, the more spectacular the failures.
The testing isn't over until the prototype is destroyed.

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Re: A theory of a possible method of fusion

Post by Richard Hull » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:44 pm

Nice analogy!

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