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Subject: Re: Self Confinement.
Date: Jan 27, 2:53 am
Poster: Scott Stephens

On Jan 27, 2:53 am, Scott Stephens wrote:

>>Having virtual electrodes, that is space charges, is great because they don't suffer from the problems of real electrodes, slowing ions by collision, getting hot and burning (poisoning the plasma), brehmstraalung, and (my opinion) acting as antenni or resonators for EM modes.
>They would still act as resonators etc. for EM modes -- you can model a metal as a plasma for EM purposes, after all.

The wire grids are fixed antenna or resonators! An ion cloud change as the plasma evolves, and will find its minimal energy state with the system, like a bubble perhaps.

> Otherwise you are correct. I think the trick may be using something like RF or magnetic fields to generate the virtual electrodes. A spherical fusor should resonate quite nicely if properly excited.

I like the idea of electron toroids. Like the Bergman electron model at www.css.org, electron toroids are stable and may make interesting lenses and accelerators. If Bergman is right about an electron, an electron toroid just might burp out a microwave photon?! That would be a very usefull thing!


Another interesting paper to read, if you need to generate high energy pulses ;-)

"Pulsed Plasma Power Generation"

Kind of sounds like something I've been ranting about.

>>Ion crystals may form. See
>I was under the impression that ion crystals only form at very low energies, i.e. laser cooled ions and the like.

Certainly cold plasma. Could you consider the supersonic of a jet engine 'cold' considering the the ratio of random velocity to exauhst velocity, and mach diamond pattern?