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Subject: Far from breakeven?
Date: Jan 03, 7:58 pm
Poster: Bjorn Roxendal

On Jan 03, 7:58 pm, Bjorn Roxendal wrote:

Found this passage in a posting on another mailing lis:

-- why has the design
not been pursued? The answer is that Fusors suffer from grid losses
-- the ions which fail to fuse on a given pass do not recirclate
enough times to assure reaction. The Farnsworth/Hirsch design misses
breakeven by a factor of about 10,000.