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by Munchausen
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Spherical Tokamaks
Replies: 31
Views: 26826

Re: Spherical Tokamaks

"We find that for similar values of field and fusion power, but smaller volume, STs can have nTτΕ up to a factor of three higher and Qfus an order of magnitude higher than CTs." "Potentially our results open an alternative and faster route to fusion power based on relatively small, low power STs." ...
by Munchausen
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Spherical Tokamaks
Replies: 31
Views: 26826

Re: Spherical Tokamaks

Fresh article on sperical tokamaks: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6587/abcdfc "We find that for similar values of field and fusion power, but smaller volume, STs can have nTτΕ up to a factor of three higher and Qfus an order of magnitude higher than CTs." "Potentially our results o...
by Munchausen
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Creating a magnetic field at a distance
Replies: 11
Views: 1351

Re: Creating a magnetic field at a distance

"By emulating a magnetic source at distance,one would be able to generate magnetic potential landscapes with higher gradients at the desired target position resulting in tighter traps." Please excuse my ignorance, but what confinement method could be better than a magnetic field occuring out of noth...
by Munchausen
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Creating a magnetic field at a distance
Replies: 11
Views: 1351

Re: Creating a magnetic field at a distance

"Controlling magnetism, essential for a wide range of technologies, is impaired by the impossibility of generating a maximum of magnetic field in free space. Here, we propose a strategy based on negative permeability to overcome this stringent limitation. We experimentally demonstrate that an active...
by Munchausen
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NASA reports on something called lattice confinement fusion
Replies: 7
Views: 2498

NASA reports on something called lattice confinement fusion

https://www1.grc.nasa.gov/space/science/lattice-confinement-fusion/ "A team of NASA researchers seeking a new energy source for deep-space exploration missions, recently revealed a method for triggering nuclear fusion in the space between the atoms of a metal solid." "While the metal lattice, loaded...
by Munchausen
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cross Border Power / XNRGI
Replies: 3
Views: 7008

Re: Cross Border Power / XNRGI

I've heard there are liars, damned liars and there are battery engineers. But this is beyond even the prophecies of the old testament Making a bulk quantity commodity like large scale storage li-ion batteries from semiconductor grade single chrystal silicon ingots. And claiming it to be cheaper than...
by Munchausen
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Renaissance Fusion
Replies: 7
Views: 10035

Re: Renaissance Fusion

Read the paper. Magnets with copper winding in cast pot metal frames. Tank wall blanketing from sprayed lithium. Design life 10 years/1000 shots.

Left me with a lasting sense of hopelessness.
by Munchausen
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Record performance in the DIII-D apparatus
Replies: 2
Views: 6615

Record performance in the DIII-D apparatus

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/06/24/1873233/0/en/Recent-Breakthrough-on-DIII-D-Enables-Major-Step-Toward-Economical-Fusion-Energy.html In summary Super-H Mode works by increasing temperature and pressure in the outer region of the plasma, called the pedestal. The experiments showed...
by Munchausen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 433
Views: 313923

Re: EMC2 news

by Munchausen
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 174
Views: 114842

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

No renaissance this time! Back to the middle ages.. https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5045123 Previously published calculations predict that the “staged z-pinch” (SZP) can achieve 400 MJ of fusion yield on a Z-class machine. The SZP is touted to need no external preheat mechanism and no extern...
by Munchausen
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Yet another fusion concept...
Replies: 0
Views: 10960

Yet another fusion concept...

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-efficient-high-density-plasma-enabled-high.html Osaka University demonstrated that it was possible to efficiently heat plasma by focusing a relativistic electron beam (REB) accelerated by a high-intensity, short-pulse laser with the application of a magnetic field of 60...
by Munchausen
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 197
Views: 172079

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

by Munchausen
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SolidEnergy - 13 Wh in 29 g li-ion cell - any independent confirmation?
Replies: 6
Views: 11299

Re: SolidEnergy - 13 Wh in 29 g li-ion cell - any independent confirmation?

Seems there is no other option than wait and see if there is anything real in this. They are hiring a director: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/director-of-r-d-at-solidenergy-systems-687106908 Fresh article: https://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/environment/first-semisolid-lithium-batteries-to-debut-t...