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Subject: Re: EXL machines with magnetized grids
Date: Jun 22, 11:49 pm
Poster: Richard Hull

On Jun 22, 11:49 pm, Richard Hull wrote:

> I was conceiving of wrapping solenoids around the grid elements. If you use an isolated floating supply and standard magnet wire, you don't even need insulation. This would result in field lines perp to the grid elements, deflecting electrons away from them and increasing electron lifetime dramatically.

Tom Ligon, Bussard's systems engineer, and I are good friends, as most of you know. We discussed this idea and bit and realized it is likely to be a rather expensive project and not what the lower budget amateurs might find doable.

Still, if it interests you, you should give it a try. Let us know as you go along in the effort how you are fairing.

Richard Hull