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by Skipjack
Thu May 16, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 32
Views: 25970

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

New Paper for the 46thEPS Conference on Plasma Physics in Milan:
http://ocs.ciemat.es/EPS2019ABS/pdf/P2.1102.pdf
by Skipjack
Wed May 15, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2260
Views: 417964

Re: SpaceX News

Starlink conference call reports on Twitter right now. All I can say is "Holy Smokes!" Between Starlink and Starship, SpaceX is innovating at a pace that is unprecedented in the space business.
by Skipjack
Wed May 15, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 418
Views: 158361

Re: EMC2 news

Taliesin wrote:I understand the frustration and the intent of this reply, but rarely do I see a reply like this on Talk-Polywell.

Guess you have been avoiding the General section ;)
I don't go there anymore.
by Skipjack
Fri May 03, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 418
Views: 158361

Re: EMC2 news

Looks like there is a small (and very young) Canadian team that is working on Polywell related research. Not sure what they will achieve, but given the lack of Polywell related news, this is at least somewhat refreshing:
https://www.progressivefusionsolution.com/
by Skipjack
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Prospects for Low Cost Fusion Development
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Re: Prospects for Low Cost Fusion Development

Is from last November. I think it was posted here before. I don't like it much. It seems overly pessimistic and gets some technical details wrong. E.g. the assumption that a machine capable of achieving scientific break even would cost several hundred million is unfounded. Helion is building a full ...
by Skipjack
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: China plans fusion power research center
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: China plans fusion power research center

I also noted recently that China has been trying to encourage foreign fusion research teams that have innovative confinement concepts to share their technology. IIRC, there was a prize with a few million bucks set out. Not sure what became of it and I wonder how many fusion companies would bite on s...
by Skipjack
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 95
Views: 59653

Re: Tokamak Energy news

This is pretty cool. They have been making steady progress, though they are still behind their original schedule. Things will get really interesting once the HTSCs get put in. Melanie Windridge indicated recently that things with research on that is going quite well. They are still a top contender f...
by Skipjack
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Transient coaxial helical injection (CHI)
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Re: Transient coaxial helical injection (CHI)

Great for spherical tokamak designs like the ones by Tokamak Energy.
by Skipjack
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 32
Views: 25970

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Well, the FuZE prototype is really small. The expensive part is the experiments right now. Once they worked out the kinks, these things should be really cheap to mass produce. May be not as cheap as a fusor, but they will (hopefully) produce a lot more neutrons.
by Skipjack
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 32
Views: 25970

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Small article about the Sheared Flow Stabilized Z- Pinch. Not much new in it, but still worth linking:
https://newatlas.com/nuclear-fusion-bre ... nch/59257/
by Skipjack
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 206
Views: 98870

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Personally, I am not so sure that Tri-Alpha or General Fusion will be around in five years given my spidey sense of high tech hand-waving going on... I agree that these two could potentially falter. I am concerned about the way their reactor designs have become more and more complicated (and bigger...
by Skipjack
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 206
Views: 98870

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Brief Power Point presentation on the progress Helion made under ARPA-E Alpha:
https://arpa-e.energy.gov/sites/default ... irtley.pdf
by Skipjack
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 32
Views: 25970

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Short presentation by Uri Shumlak at least year's ARPA-E Alpha Meeting: Demonstrated Z- Pinch stability at 250 kA and continuous neutron production. https://arpa-e.energy.gov/sites/default/files/ALPHATeamPanel1_UriShumlak.pdf Also, they published a paper with their latest results: https://arxiv.org/...
by Skipjack
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 2018 ALPHA Annual Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: 2018 ALPHA Annual Meeting

Very cool!
Have been waiting for this to come online. Unfortunately the slides are very brief :(
by Skipjack
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 418
Views: 158361

Re: EMC2 news

Depends on the CPU. Also, why not run it on the GPU?

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