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A New Polywell Post

Post by ThePolywellGuy » Wed May 01, 2013 2:37 pm

Greetings Fusioneers!

A new Post is up on "The Polywell Blog" - "An Ode to the Fusioneer" It took 10+ weeks to compose. Enjoy...

http://thepolywellblog.blogspot.com/201 ... oneer.html






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Executive Summary:

This post looks at the constraints, technology and organizations involved in fusion power. The failure to get ignition at NIF is connected to compression, laser-plasma interactions, fuel mix and errors in measurement and experiments. NIF will slowly decline making a shift in research, not seen in decades. Ion beams and excess electrons are discussed as a method for ion injection and well preservation in polywells. The Lawson criterion points to net power by raising fusion and efficiency and lowering conduction and radiation losses. An argument that radiation losses in the polywell were overestimated is discussed. A 48% energy capture experiment using direct conversion is summarized.

Technology is covered, starting with the first fusion machine in 1958. Early magnetic ideas including mirrors, biconic cusps, picket fences and rings are reviewed and connected to the polywell. Biconic cusp work reveals three electrons types which may also exist in polywells. The history of electrostatic machines is covered including Elmore-Tuck-Watson, fusors and polywells. Issues common to these machines: cloud structure, angular momentum, uniform convergence and modes of operation emerge. Polywell mechanism is illustrated and fusion with ion beams is mentioned.

Three organizations to realize fusion are contrasted: public bureaucracies, individual innovators and amateur communities. Fusion is unfit for government bureaucracy because it needs cognitive work, has no deadline, disrupts markets, is considered impossible and has no war driving it. Bureaucratic strengths and weakness are discussed. Solo innovators add vision and speed but suffer risk, poverty and alienation by society. The homebrew computer club is examined as an amateur community; it is compared with today's fusion communities. 75 amateurs have fused atoms with fusors; these communities makes markets and acceptance for a new technology. Finally, a desktop polywell is suggested.

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Re: A New Polywell Post

Post by Paul_Schatzkin » Wed May 01, 2013 3:36 pm

Dear Polywellguy... Mark Supas, is that you?

We're just getting our feet wet with this new platform, so please do us all a favor and return to your User Control Panel and change your UserID/Login to your real name, and add your real name to the field at the bottom of the edit profile page (if that field shows up for you, we've been having some trouble getting it to show up for everybody).

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Re: A New Polywell Post

Post by Richard Hull » Wed May 01, 2013 6:23 pm

A well done, honest approach to the field, especially regarding the various failed devices and the amateur communities springing up in the fusion arena.

Has one amateur doer or hands on person in either the Polywell forum or the focused fusion forum ever done fusion and proved it to any scientifically acceptable degree before critical examiners?

Richard Hull
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Re: A New Polywell Post

Post by Paul_Schatzkin » Thu May 02, 2013 4:59 am

Who wrote this essay?

Who the hell is "John Smith" ?

Do we have a neutron club member by that name?

This is why we discourage the use of "handles" here.

Mr. Polywellguy, please identify yourself.

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Re: A New Polywell Post

Post by Frank Sanns » Thu May 16, 2013 7:22 pm

Thread marked for deletion because of non-compiance of OP. Not using his Real Name/UserID. User is banned.

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