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Subject: Bussard and his catch 22
Date: Oct 15, 3:11 pm
Poster: Hector

On Oct 15, 3:11 pm, Hector wrote:

I've been thinking about the Bussard device and its magnetically protected grid.

In my opinion the magnetic protection will eventually increase the scattering of the particles. The reason is because the magnetic field reflects particles, but an even larger problem is going to be heat.

No grid can stand the kind of inferno that the IEC device will be creating at higher power levels. It will be interesting to see how Bussard will get around these problems without making a Frankenstein IEC device that always needs more of this and more of that to break even.