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Subject: Re: An interesting benefit to pulsed fusors
Date: Nov 18, 9:53 pm
Poster: Tom Ligon

On Nov 18, 9:53 pm, Tom Ligon wrote:

>And that is *less* lossy than the inductive losses? Wow. Thanks for the info... How would a rig like that deal with the pulsed nature of the power?

>Cool! I'm still insufferably curious about Dr Bussard's progress.

If we ever get one of these puppies built, a p-B11 reactor ought to run steady state, not pulsed. We COULD pulse it, but the whole goal of a MaGrid (tm) or PolyWell(tm) design is to store huge numbers of high kinetic energy electrons to make a potential well. I have inadvertently dumped the energy stored thus in little dinky lab models, and intend to avoid it. Right destructive.

Picture this, a spherical reactor about 6 meters in diameter, producing close to 10 Gigawatts ...

Tom Ligon