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Subject: Re: Random after supper ideas.
Date: Oct 27, 10:39 pm
Poster: Ben Franchuk
On Oct 27, 10:39 pm, Ben Franchuk wrote:
>>While resting after supper I have a few hair brained ideas.
>I have ranted at length about such things in the past if you check the archive. The high grid loss is probably in large part the result of nonfusing collisions thermalizing (randomizing) the ballistic paths of the ions, causing them to fall into the grid.
But from where? do we have a distorted electric
field that focuses plasma onto the grid?A uneven
electric field that permits holes that plasma can
escape? Just simple thermal collisions? Outer plasma striking the grid?
>In the old (before PC) days they use to put grids in a saltwater bath to plot the E-fields.
Got more details?
Has this been done or can it be done for the
3D fusor grids?Can a non conducting liquid
be doped to give a model of a fusor?
>But the realy interesting high-energy stuff is electrodynamic and self-interacting with the plasma. I'll bet iterative simulations/experimentation is the only way to go, and even then your still dealing with a chaotic media. Feel luck? Bwahhhahhahahaha 8^)
Yep, lucky Ben, but now do you have a program I can use?
>It recently occured to me that we may have an advantage that the Tokamak folks don't - size. Some phenomena only happen at small scales, such as vortices. It may be that microscopic fusion reactions can be stabilized but large scale structures are self limiting.
Could be true.Also I think smaller sizes means
you can run cooler (in terms of heat output)
and could have a larger margin for safety.
>In such a case a viable reactor would be an array of small reactions, like the multiple elements of a furnace or power mosfet rather than one big reactor.
>>I still think what is the ulitimate hobby device is a way to create and store ani-matter at home
>Know an efficient way to brew some?
Looking at what few high school physics
books I have here, you can have 1.02Mev Gamma
ray interact with a neuclus.A radioactive
decay giving off a anti-electron. Some other
exotic reaction. Of what little I know of anti-matter the the radioactive decay
method seems to have fewer risks.
- Re: Random after supper ideas. - Jim Lux Oct 29, 12:48 pm
- Re: Random after supper ideas. - Scott Stephens Oct 28, 4:37 pm