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Subject: Re: Tesla Coil
Date: Oct 04, 10:15 am
Poster: Richard Hull

On Oct 04, 10:15 am, Richard Hull wrote:

Integrate these effects and you WILL have a Maxwellian distribution; it's precisely these sort of stochiastic distributions which are the fundaments of thermodynamics.
>Unfortunately, any noticable fusion reaction in a plasma is going to shove itself to a Maxwellian distribution because of this.
>That's not all bad. It allows relatively cool plasmas to undergo reactions because of the fact that the tail of the curve has sufficiently eneergetic reactions. It's not optimum, I'll agree, but few things in nature ever are.


It is the past reliance on the hottest few ions in the maxwellian tail to do fusion which has kept fusion out of reach all along. As long as this mindset is in place, sustained and overunity fusion will forever remain a dream.

Admittedly if you are after neuts, and don't care beans about efficiency, it doesn't really matter.

The power company absolutely loves the idea of selling us as much power as we can possibly consume!!........and.....for the moment, it is cheap and such a deal.

Richard Hull