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by sd_matt
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 99822

So if this thing works then what will Greenpeace switch it's focus to?

Overpopulation?
by sd_matt
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Magrid Vs electrically biased grid
Replies: 83
Views: 26244

Orient the chamber so that no one standoff is horizontal. A slight reduction of the forces from the cantilever.
by sd_matt
Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Magrid Vs electrically biased grid
Replies: 83
Views: 26244

Ok went back and did some reading.....big difference between the magrid and the virtual cathode.
by sd_matt
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Magrid Vs electrically biased grid
Replies: 83
Views: 26244

Would the coolant routes through the supports have to be metal? If so then would the single wire and it's field be enough to keep the field lines away? Or is there a non-conducting material that can handle cryogenic temps? Or does the shielding simply take care of that all? I'm not sure what you ar...
by sd_matt
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Magrid Vs electrically biased grid
Replies: 83
Views: 26244

Would the coolant routes through the supports have to be metal? If so then would the single wire and it's field be enough to keep the field lines away?

Or is there a non-conducting material that can handle cryogenic temps?

Or does the shielding simply take care of that all?
by sd_matt
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Magrid Vs electrically biased grid
Replies: 83
Views: 26244

I forgot to mention that I am a layman with only a basic understanding of magnetism If I understand things correctly you have a single wire going into each magnet, it winds many times, and then leaves (back to the flange). First a couple prelim. question. Could or is each coil a single circuit? Is i...
by sd_matt
Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Magrid Vs electrically biased grid
Replies: 83
Views: 26244

Regarding the nubs that connect the magnets; If the magnets are supported via the flanges don't you still have the supports in the field lines?
by sd_matt
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Magrid Vs electrically biased grid
Replies: 83
Views: 26244

Magrid Vs electrically biased grid

I think I understand the Ma grid fairly well. I'm not clear how the biased grids worked. Why did they melt whereas the Ma grid does not?

Did Hirsch/Farnsworth ever consider a Ma grid? If so then why not use it?

If they did not consider a magnetic grid then why not?
by sd_matt
Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Any News about Polywell ?
Replies: 104
Views: 25873

I like Polywell.
by sd_matt
Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Any News about Polywell ?
Replies: 104
Views: 25873

To sum it up. If we hear nothing and can't account for the EMC2 staff and then other countries start their own PWRs then high chance it works.
by sd_matt
Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: The Middle East
Replies: 9
Views: 13040

If the idea works then there is a wild card of sorts. How would a Polywell built in 2025 compare in cost to the first one used in an operational power plant?
by sd_matt
Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 99822

Is this why there is a lot of discussion about gas and liquid fuels from coal?
by sd_matt
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 99822

What about hydrogen and fuel cells?

How cheaply would the Polywell have to make electricity to make hydrogen competitive with fossil fuels?
by sd_matt
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: The Middle East
Replies: 9
Views: 13040

do you have the thread links?