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by crowberry
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 444
Views: 86650

Re: General Fusion in the news

General Fusion hast posted the following on Twitter and Instagram: harrydoughty1040Can you tell us a bit more about it? The porcupine quills on this design look a lot different than other photos that I have seen. generalfusion@harrydoughty1040 this is a lab-scale testing device, so it uses jets of c...
by crowberry
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 444
Views: 86650

Re: General Fusion in the news

According to your post mvanwink5, a bit more than a year ago, General Fusion announced then that they have started the planning work for the demonstration plant and that they will make the site decision in 2018. So maybe we will hear something about this before the end the year? http://www.talk-poly...
by crowberry
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Strong Atomics
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Strong Atomics

Strong Atomics is an investment company focussing on fusion. I guess we will see more of this kind of activity in the next few years.

https://strong-atomics.com/
by crowberry
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Article: Knowledge, Capital, and a Growing Sense of Mission: Fusion Energy Development Enters a New Era
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Article: Knowledge, Capital, and a Growing Sense of Mission: Fusion Energy Development Enters a New Era

Peter Dunn has written the article Knowledge, Capital, and a Growing Sense of Mission: Fusion Energy Development Enters a New Era , which is a nice overview of what is going on with the fusion companies. There is small errors in the fusion time line and the General Fusion drawing is outdated, but th...
by crowberry
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 358
Views: 81141

Re: EMC2 news

... Clearly, the full scale reactor would require some serious funding. I am surprised that it would be so much more expensive than some of the competing reactor concepts. The full scale reactor is quoted at 700 M$ for a 500 MWe power plant. which gives a cost of 1,4 $ / We, which is not expensive ...
by crowberry
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 358
Views: 81141

Re: EMC2 news

Skipjack wrote:Some of the units in that PDF look odd?

Which units do you think are odd?
by crowberry
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 358
Views: 81141

Re: EMC2 news

The last line on slide 17 of Parks ENN talk reads:
Simulation almost ready for e-beam driven potential well and dynamics equilibrium for advanced fuels
So the question of running a Polywell on advanced fuels is still open.
by crowberry
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 7
Views: 3750

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

In his article In search of clean energy, investments in nuclear-fusion startups are heating up Akshat Rathi claims that in part, CFS is funded by Breakthrough Energy Ventures led by a group of billionaires, including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Mukesh Ambani, and Richard Branson. https://qz.co...
by crowberry
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 358
Views: 81141

Re: EMC2 news

The Symposium on Compact Fusion Technologies was hosted by the ENN Group, which is an energy company and one of China's largest private companies https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ENN_Group . The address http://www.ennresearch.com currently redirects to another page that gives an error message in chines...
by crowberry
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 444
Views: 86650

Re: General Fusion in the news

General Fusion has published two recent talks on their home page. Results for the explosive compression test PCS 16 is published in Laberges talk. There is again a steady progress compared to the best previous result PCS 14. The demonstration plant under planning will be run on deuterium when they t...
by crowberry
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 150
Views: 44708

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Here is one of the many TAE Technologies abstracs at the 60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics conference: Abstract: PP11.00080 : Overview of C-2W Field-Reversed Configuration Experimental Program TAE Technologies’ research is devoted to producing high temperature, stable, long-l...
by crowberry
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 444
Views: 86650

Re: General Fusion in the news

General Fusion has published a new paper. It is paywalled unless you have access through a university or research institute. Magnetized Target Fusion with a Spherical Tokamak Abstract With good confinement and relatively high beta (up to 40%), the spherical tokamak could be a suitable magnetized tar...
by crowberry
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The 60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Replies: 0
Views: 230

The 60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics

The 60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics will take place Monday–Friday, November 5–9, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. The abstracts for the conference are available and there is quite a lot of interesting ones to read. TAE Technologies alone has 39 submitted abstracts. Also Lockheed M...
by crowberry
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 90
Views: 28639

Re: Tokamak Energy news

This is a Tokamak Energy abstract for the upcoming 60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics conference. Abstract: YO5.00009 : Initial Operation of the ST40 Spherical Tokamak Advances in High Temperature Superconductor magnet technology allow a significant increase in the toroidal fi...
by crowberry
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 202
Views: 62311

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Here is Helion Energys abstract for the upcoming 60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics conference. Abstract: BM9.00005 : Overview of Staged Magnetic Compression of FRC targets Helion Energy is building several fusion systems, based on Staged Magnetic Compression of Field Reverse ...

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