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Subject: Re: Deceleration uses energy too!
Date: Mar 31, 6:46 pm
Poster: Scott Stephens

On Mar 31, 6:46 pm, Scott Stephens wrote:

>A lot of folks might not consider all aspects of fusor power consumption. Ideally, we want a lot of recirculation. That is, the same ions not involved in first pass collisions being thriftily recycled to a second, third or more passes through the reaction zone.

That is a real sobering thought. It makes me think the traditional fusor is hopeless.

It also reinforces by hope that a plasma wave, such as the Langmuir wave, has hope. It is a self-focusing wave, not a ballistic particle. And the plasma maser effect turns a thermal gradient into microwave power, which can power and stabilize a complex plasmoid array.