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Subject: Re: Sustaining the fusion
Date: Oct 26, 8:37 pm
Poster: Hector

On Oct 26, 8:37 pm, Hector wrote:

>>I know this is going to be controversial, but Dr. Farnsworth talked about and had planned to tap the energy generated by his IEC device if it ever reached a break even event by direct energy conversion not just by thermal conversion.
>>Seems impossible at first but Philo T. Farnsworth the 3rd agreed that his father's IEC concept could do this through a technique he had invented.
> Well, if you use fusion reactions that release their energy in charged particles of a set spectrum, direct conversion is pretty easy to rig. It's also capable, depending on reaction, to get conversion efficiencies of 80% or higher. Can't do that with a thermal conversion.
Mr. Nichols is correct and Dr. Bussard has talk about this method instead of the thermal extraction method. The venetian blind system could be more efficient than the thermal concept.