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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: 0
Views: 16

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: 182
Views: 84190

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: 456
Views: 130456

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: 233

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: 32
Views: 25973

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 ...
by crowberry
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Prospects for Low Cost Fusion Development
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Prospects for Low Cost Fusion Development

This documents reports on an ARPA-E sponsored JASON assessment of the “Prospects for Low Cost Fusion Development.” Specifically, the question is whether magneto-inertial fusion (MIF) is a promising approach toward achieving controlled thermonuclear fusion at dramatically lower costs than other appr...
by crowberry
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Transient coaxial helical injection (CHI)
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Transient coaxial helical injection (CHI)

Transient coaxial helical injection (CHI) allows a tokamak to be started without a central solenoid. This seems to be rather interesting and promising.
https://www.pppl.gov/news/2019/04/ready-set-go-scientists-evaluate-novel-technique-firing-fuel-feeds-fusion-reactions
by crowberry
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 95
Views: 59659

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Tokamak Energy has successfully operated ST40 for the first time after the move: Last year’s milestone achievement of 15 million degree temperatures in the ST40 tokamak was achieved with ST40 in our old building at 120 Olympic Avenue on Milton Park. Soon after, the whole tokamak was dismantled and m...
by crowberry
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: China plans fusion power research center
Replies: 1
Views: 409

China plans fusion power research center

A research centre to support China's push for nuclear fusion power has been approved. It will be able to test large superconducting magnets and filters under operational conditions. China aims to construct a tokamak fusion reactor, known as the China Fusion Engineering Test Reactor, and launch its ...
by crowberry
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 2018 ALPHA Annual Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 546

2018 ALPHA Annual Meeting

The ARPA-E ALPHA funding project had an annual meeting in 2018. The projects presented one page summary slides and posters during the meeting, but only the one page summaries are available on the home page. Apparently some kind of successor to ALPHA will be announced around September 2019. https://a...
by crowberry
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ENN Fusion Engine Challenge (FUGINE)
Replies: 3
Views: 791

ENN Fusion Engine Challenge (FUGINE)

The ENN Energy Research Institute is running the ENN Fusion Engine Challenge (FUGINE) during the time July 2018 to April 2019. ENN Fusion Engine Challenge (FUGINE) is a global program that seeks to attract dedicated scholars and innovators who are devoted to advance fusion research and development. ...
by crowberry
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 182
Views: 84190

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

I agree that for conventional equipment 110 m is not that large. But controlling a plasma is a rather different thing. The length of the FRC will be significantly scaled up in the planned machines. Naively one could think that there could be additional complications in controlling a very long FRC, b...
by crowberry
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 182
Views: 84190

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Also interesting that their target for initial plants is mega cities in developing countries as it seems they think it won’t be as cost competitive with other alternatives in the developed world. Also fission is being considered as an option in African and other countries. http://www.world-nuclear-...
by crowberry
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 182
Views: 84190

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

A modern coal fired plant has pulverizers, primary air fans, forced and induced draft fans, SCR's, SO2 scrubbers with limestone pulverizers pumps etc., precipitators, a coal field, stacker/ reclaimer coal handling systems, boiler which can be 200 ft tall, not to mention the 500 foot tall stacks to ...
by crowberry
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 456
Views: 130456

Re: General Fusion in the news

It could also be that they are cautious by targeting a goal that they confidently can meet. If everything works out fine, then it might be possible to push the limit towards higher values of the triple product.

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