Fusion Reactor

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Re: Fusion Reactor

Postby ThePolywellGuy » April 10th, 2014, 3:51 pm

Hey all,

The Polywell is very similar to the fusor. Both devices use an electric field to heat ions to fusion conditions. The fusor is more well known. It has been getting more press lately.


In March, an 8th grader in England built a fusor, and became the Youngest Person in the World to do Nuclear Fusion. His name is Jamie Edwards. He got a letter from His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, Prince Andrew.


Last night, Jamie Edwards was on The Late Show with David Letterman -- Talking about Nuclear Fusion. You can watch the full interview here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEH4AhZsSog

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Re: Fusion Reactor

Postby ThePolywellGuy » October 5th, 2014, 3:52 pm

Hello,

There are two new papers out on the Polywell. The Navy and the University of Sydney, Below is a comparison of the Navy and EMC2 machines:

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Below is a picture of the Navy's lab:

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The Navy paper relies highly on X-ray data (below).

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They think they have found a stable plasma configuration (high beta mode). The confinement method is "cusp confinement" a long sought-after, but never observed state of plasma. It could be a revolution in plasma containment. Below are some comparisons of their machine and WB6.

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Dr. Park has now given 8 lectures on this: UC Irvine, U of Maryland, Princeton, U of Wisconsin, the 2014 IEC conference and private talks. They are shopping around for 30 million over 3 years to develop this research. They will likely be part of the 2014 ARPA-E Funding call on October 15th. It's Damn Exciting.

Here are the new papers:

1. University of Syndney - 9/8/2014 - Physics of Plasma - http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/jo ... /1.4894475

2. EMC2 - 7/1/20104 - ARIVX - http://arxiv.org/abs/1406.0133


Here is how the machine looks when it is working:

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