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Subject: Re: Bussard and his catch 22
Date: Nov 16, 8:24 pm
Poster: Tom Ligon

On Nov 16, 8:24 pm, Tom Ligon wrote:

>Hi Tom, if I'm not wrong Dr. Bussard and his team have abandoned the Polywell concept and have gone back to a grid IEC concept, which uses a magnetic field to protect the grid from bombardment.
>The I do know that the penning trap concept still holds some promise but I'm not confident in this magnetic protection concept for break even purposes.

Heh, heh, heh! Abandon the PolyWell (tm)??! Not likely! I'd tell you more, but then I'd have to ...