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Yes, I guess you are right in that the 500 eV is for the combination of injection and compression. But it is still for the small injector so the results for the corresponding big injector will be interesting to see. Here is an article An interview with Bruce Colwill , Chief Financial Officer at Gene...
No, it is the difference between private and government. GF is doing only what is needed to prove their design in integrated form. ... -going to a full size plasma injector (they are at 500ev and need to go to 10kev, if I am understanding the status correctly), The goal for the plasma injector has ...
Skipjack wrote:• Prototype goal: achieving fusion conditions (10 keV), sub-breakeven
Well that is rather disappointing, isn't it?
It is better to have realistic and achievable milestones that you can meet, than to have too ambitious goals and fail to meet them. Small steps forward are also a good thing.
General Fusion has posted very nice summary presentation on Alternative Fusion Reactor Concepts by Blair P. Bromley at http://generalfusion.com/2017/06/alternative-fusion-concepts-cns-annual-conference-2017/ . Here is General Fusions own summary of their plans; • Moving to Integrated GF-MTF Prototyp...
Speaking about TriAlpha, yes, boron is a huge bar to jump, but I consider TA a success if they can reach sustained fusion conditions with deuterium. But that is me. I imagine the C-2W machine might show that, or near enough. I think C-2W will ignite the race to commercial for all parties. The high ...
Comparing the different fusion companies is rather difficult as they are in different stages and in some cases target different goal. TAE has a much longer road ahead because they aim for pB11 compared to GF which aims for DT. TAE has been able to rebuild and upgrade their devices with a fast pace l...
General Fusion has posted the slides of the following talks at their home page. The last two talks seem to differ mostly by the title. http://generalfusion.com/2017/06/experimental-results-spector-device-general-fusion-sofe-2017/ http://generalfusion.com/2017/06/magnetized-target-fusion-general-fusi...
General Fusion presented the talk Tokamak compression experiments at General Fusion at the Canadian Association of Physicists congress. The abstract can be read at https://indico.cern.ch/event/593812/contributions/2515368/.
The book of abstracts for SOFE 2017 is available at https://indico.cern.ch/event/516719/book-of-abstracts.pdf.
- Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:01 pm
- Forum: News
- Topic: Community Input to Academies Fusion Study
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If you want to express your opinion on the long-term US fusion startegy, then go to this page and follow the instructions:
- Fri May 05, 2017 9:04 am
- Forum: News
- Topic: Fusion Power Associates annual meeting 2017 agenda
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The preliminary agenda of the 2017 annual meeting of the Fusion Power Associates has been published already by now. The meeting will be held December 6-7 in Washington, DC.
D Tibbets wrote:What EMC 2 patent? The original is well over 20 years old and a newer application (in 2008?) was rejected.
EMC2 has a patent application from December 2015, see this post http://www.talk-polywell.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6072&start=90#p123726.
Daniel Clery has written in Science a short (paywalled) article Private fusion machines aim to beat massive global effort covering an overview of Tokamak Energy, General Fusion and Tri Alpha Energy comparing them to ITER http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6336/360.
Tokamak Energy has published a paper: Overview and status of construction of ST40 Abstract A new generation high field spherical tokamak, ST40, is currently under construction at Tokamak Energy Ltd (TE). The main parameters of ST40 are: R0 = 0.4–0.6 m, A = 1.7–2.0, Ipl = 2 MA, Bt = 3 T, κ = 2.5. It ...