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Subject: Re: Hypothetical IEC
Date: Jul 11, 9:06 pm
Poster: Hector

On Jul 11, 9:06 pm, Hector wrote:

So, let me get this straight, the ability of Inertial Electrostatic Confinement fusion can't be improved by increasing voltage, can't be improved by ion gun injection and if I'm not wrong you stated in a past statement that pulsing would cause arcing.

So, exactly were does the hope for IEC's that can reach brake even reside in.

I mean you can't use voltage to increase velocities or particle currents and you can't use ion guns to increase density and you can't use pulsing to increase either, because it will cause arcing, that equals = no hope.

Bussard and Miley are wasting there time?

I mean these methods are the hope of the IEC devices.
So were is the possibility for a brake even?

Oh, by the way if pulsing causes arcing why is Miley doing it with so much success?
I've seen this Myself.