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by mvanwink5
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 423
Views: 58688

Re: General Fusion in the news

A poster update gives a new strategy on GF's compression using pistons. A huge change from 'acoustic shock wave' to rapidly collapse the plasma to a slower non-acoustic compression. The new strategy requires longer sustained stable plasma, which is why the spherical tokamak plasma is needed. Also, t...
by mvanwink5
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 97
Views: 18468

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Some new news from TAE, looks like first plasma has graduated heading towards first fusion. https://tae.com/the-heat-is-on/ "The Heat is On November 6, 2017 | Michl Binderbauer TAE Technologies - Norman After TAE’s extensive work with our C-2U machine – a culmination of over 50,000 experiments ...
by mvanwink5
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 97
Views: 18468

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Looks like the TAE Nov3 presentation was a regurgitation of C-2U results. Back in May, one of the stated goals of C-2W now called 'Norman' was to validate TAE's first principles code with extension to FRC's. The code is scalable to 10,000 cores, which in this case it seems 'scalable' refers to their...
by mvanwink5
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 279
Views: 37846

Re: EMC2 news

First principle simulation on 1000-4000 core super computer is a huge breakthrough. Cuts through all the doubts and second guessing. Trust but verify. :lol:
by mvanwink5
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Science News. Protein can switch on electrical conductivity.
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Science News. Protein can switch on electrical conductivity.

http://www.newswise.com/articles/consciousness-depends-on-tubulin-vibrations-inside-neurons-anesthesia-study-suggests http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-09992-7.pdf http://www.nature.com/news/how-the-internet-of-cells-has-biologists-buzzing-1.22645 Think of it this way. In a power plant, pipe...
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 423
Views: 58688

Re: General Fusion in the news

In what sense do you think the GF prototype machine will be small?

It is small to my mind as my brain translated radius to diameter. :roll: :oops: But, yes, 1.5 M radius is full size.
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years
Replies: 12
Views: 2380

Re: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years

I am just happy to see some ideas get sufficient funding. Hopefully it is justified. The investors' money is their money and their risk, of course.
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years
Replies: 12
Views: 2380

Re: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years

I would think that the first wall problem is a huge technical challenge, but it seems that light water reactor knowledge might be sufficient that these guys think they can solve it. Ladajo would have good insight on that.
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years
Replies: 12
Views: 2380

Re: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years

I don't believe there is any patent restriction for this version of a Tokamak. Since the Tokamak plasma and its modeling is so well known, this is a relatively low risk project and if it is viable in a small, 100 MW, reactor it will be very popular for utilities. Moreover, the technology to implemen...
by mvanwink5
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 279
Views: 37846

Re: EMC2 news

I thought Carlson changed his focus entirely.

Back to the question of the potential well in the current simulation, how good is it?
by mvanwink5
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 423
Views: 58688

Re: General Fusion in the news

"breakeven" in a machine? You don't seem to understand development, this is not the milestone. :roll: For instance, in Tokamak it is guaranteed to be breakeven; it is all the other 'details' that are the problem.
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 279
Views: 37846

Re: EMC2 news

Each supercomputer made of thousands of parallel processors takes special coding. I would not be surprised if the machine owner has his own coders that you use to implement your program.
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 179
Views: 39116

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Yes, thank you for pointing that out. Software seems to have come of age for plasma research. All the upstarts are going there. Yes, that is one of their smaller machines, easier to go to 20T in a smaller machine so they can squeeze more insight and more importantly validate their code. An encouragi...
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 179
Views: 39116

Re: More Helion Energy news....

2014 stuff repackaged. Stay optimistic.
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin news
Replies: 40
Views: 5698

Re: Lockheed Martin news

Once again thanks to crowberry.
https://arpa-e.energy.gov/sites/default ... CGUIRE.pdf

I am becoming a believer in LM approach and team.

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