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by crowberry
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: Spherical Tokamaks
Replies: 16
Views: 10479

Re: Spherical Tokamaks

NSTX-U will be repaired with tighter tolerances to improve the performance:
https://www.pppl.gov/news/2019/08/improving-magnetic-bottle-controls-fusion-power-earth
by crowberry
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 189
Views: 97203

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

TAE Technology has been granted also for 2019 computer time through the INCITE (Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment) programme: The Department of Energy (DOE) has fueled TAE Technologies' quest in with awards of computer time through the INCITE (Innovative and Novel Co...
by crowberry
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 462
Views: 144423

Re: General Fusion in the news

General Fusion describes their latest activities here: https://generalfusion.com/2019/06/slic-forming-plasmas-inside-molten-lithium/.
by crowberry
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Record performance in the DIII-D apparatus
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Re: Record performance in the DIII-D apparatus

This is the General Atomics press release: http://ga.publishpath.com/recent-breakthrough-on-diii-d-enables-major-step-toward-economical-fusion-energy and this is their corresponding (paywalled) paper in Nuclear Fusion: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1741-4326/ab235b . This looks indeed a...
by crowberry
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ARPA-E workshop: Enabling Timely and Commercially Viable Fusion Energy
Replies: 1
Views: 913

ARPA-E workshop: Enabling Timely and Commercially Viable Fusion Energy

The purpose of this workshop is to address the following questions to help inform and frame the proposed new program: What are the most compelling examples of transformative and off-roadmap R&D opportunities to enable commercially viable fusion energy, especially in two key areas: Advancing the...
by crowberry
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: INFUSE - Innovation Network for Fusion Energy
Replies: 0
Views: 785

INFUSE - Innovation Network for Fusion Energy

A new public-private funding initiative INFUSE - Innovation Network for Fusion Energy has been launched with this website https://infuse.ornl.gov/ . More details on this can be found in this presentation https://indico.cern.ch/event/749923/contributions/3423370/attachments/1855367/3047193/INFUSE_Int...
by crowberry
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 11
Views: 12084

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

Whytes talk is now available on the conference site: https://indico.cern.ch/event/749923/contributions/3315374/attachments/1855772/3048091/SPARC_SOFE_2019_Whyte.pdf CFS has more than 100 people working now and 70 of them are working on the HTS magnets. The HTS magnet development project is scheduled...
by crowberry
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 462
Views: 144423

Re: General Fusion in the news

General Fusion will participate in the 28th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, 2 – 6 June, 2019, Sawgrass Marriott Resort, 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082 USA with a poster contribution: Kelly Epp, Formation of a Spherical Tokamak Plasma for Compression in a Liquid Metal...
by crowberry
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: ARPA-E Requests Information on Enabling Technologies for a Commercially Viable Fusion Power Plant
Replies: 2
Views: 2346

Re: ARPA-E Requests Information on Enabling Technologies for a Commercially Viable Fusion Power Plant

Dennis Youchison, Private/Public Partnerships in Fusion Energy Research, 28th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, 2 – 6 June, 2019, Sawgrass Marriott Resort, 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082 USA The U.S. DOE is providing opportunities for collaborative research between pr...
by crowberry
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 11
Views: 12084

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

D.G. Whyte (MIT), SPARC and the high-field approach to fusion energy, 28th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, 2 – 6 June, 2019, Sawgrass Marriott Resort, 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082 USA The SPARC tokamak and accompanying R&D program is based around the high-fiel...
by crowberry
Thu May 23, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: ARPA-E Requests Information on Enabling Technologies for a Commercially Viable Fusion Power Plant
Replies: 2
Views: 2346

ARPA-E Requests Information on Enabling Technologies for a Commercially Viable Fusion Power Plant

ARPA-E is seeking information from diverse R&D communities, from both within and especially outside the fusion R&D community, about technological solutions and innovations that can enable commercially viable fusion power plants. While it is impossible to predict precisely what is needed for...
by crowberry
Thu May 16, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 189
Views: 97203

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Michl Binderbauer will talk at SOFE 2019 on Development of fusion technologies and their application at TAE https://indico.cern.ch/event/749923/contributions/3306748/ . 28th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, 2 – 6 June, 2019, Sawgrass Marriott Resort,1000 PGA Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, F...
by crowberry
Thu May 16, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 462
Views: 144423

Re: General Fusion in the news

General Fusion will participate in the 2019 CAP Congress, June 3 – 7, 2019 at the Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC) https://www.cap.ca/congress-conference/congress-2019/ with four contributions: Dr Michel Laberge, General Fusion's Approach to Magnetized Target Fusion https://indico.cern.ch/event...
by crowberry
Mon May 06, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The 1st International Conference on Innovative Fusion Approaches (ICIFA), May 26-28, 2019 in Xi'an, China
Replies: 0
Views: 1916

The 1st International Conference on Innovative Fusion Approaches (ICIFA), May 26-28, 2019 in Xi'an, China

The First International Conference on Innovative Fusion Approaches (ICIFA) will be held on May 26-28, 2019 in Xi'an, China. The conference aims to provide a platform for researchers in the innovative fusion space to discuss the latest developments and achievements. The topics include Magnetic-inert...
by crowberry
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 48
Views: 35005

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

I wonder what the relative difficulty/cost of getting fusion neutrons from a Z-pinch machine is compared to getting them from a Hirsch-Farnsworth fusor. Is there any other confinement concept for which the barrier to entry is as low (or nearly so) as the fusor? (An accelerator, perhaps, but that's ...

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