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by Skipjack
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 97
Views: 74940

Re: Tokamak Energy news

This is really good news! It will be interesting to learn how these new high performance HTS magnets behave after prolonged irradiation tests. It will also be interesting to learn at some point where CFS is in their magnet development. https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/tokamak-energy-exceeds-target-o...
by Skipjack
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ARPA-E Fusion Workshop 2019 Enabling Timely and Commercially Viable Fusion Energy
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: ARPA-E Fusion Workshop 2019 Enabling Timely and Commercially Viable Fusion Energy

Lots of cool presentations there!
Looks like ZAP is pushing their FuZE device to 400kA and 10^8 neutrons/pulse. Not bad!
by Skipjack
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 62
Views: 40428

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

I don't want to have this thread drift too much off topic. I just want to add that I love MSNW's Fusion Driven Rocket design. I think it is amazing, since it does get a lot of thrust and has none of the problems you mentioned. I am not sure about the temperature problems of the Z- Pinch design. As f...
by Skipjack
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 62
Views: 40428

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Maybe they didn't fully disclose the abilities of FuZE or it was built in a way to be easily upgradeable. After al they are now a commercial company and if I was in their shoes I would also not fully disclose what I am able to do unless i discuss with a qualified investor. Well, it is what Uri told...
by Skipjack
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 62
Views: 40428

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

ZAP is generally cautious and tries to avoid over hyping things. So your point is valid (and their wording makes sense).
That said, they are already moving on to higher currents, it seems. I am a bit surprised by that. I was under the impression that FuZE can't handle currents over 300 kA.
by Skipjack
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 62
Views: 40428

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

That video above is from May. They have proven that the neutrons are from D2 fusion. I will need to check it back again, I seem to remember that also in the video they said (like in the 2018 paper) that the neutron flux was "coherent" with Deuterium fusion occurences, but there was no def...
by Skipjack
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 62
Views: 40428

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Zap Energy got the grant in November 2018, so it should almost be time for an update. If they can prove that the nature of neutrons generated was indeed coming from Deuterium fusion and that the system can scale as expected while keeping stability, we might have indeed the technological base for a ...
by Skipjack
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 62
Views: 40428

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

I love the Fusion Driven Rocket. It is foil liner compressed FRCs. It has a lot of thrust compared to other fusion engine designs and a Isp of 5000 is still plenty good. That said, if the Sheared Flow Stabilized Z- Pinch works, it would have this design beat in terms of Isp and thrust, which is quit...
by Skipjack
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Spherical Tokamaks
Replies: 17
Views: 11612

Re: Spherical Tokamaks

Meanwhile Tokamak Energy is ready to run their upgraded machine.
by Skipjack
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 693
Views: 253607

Re: EM Drive

I wont believe that this thing works until I see repeatable and reproducible thrust numbers higher than a photon rocket.
by Skipjack
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 424
Views: 192205

Re: EMC2 news

The Fusion Podcast - Dr Jaeyoung Park
https://youtu.be/ppgdT3SQMhI
by Skipjack
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin news
Replies: 49
Views: 43985

Re: Lockheed Martin news

Link to the article on Aviation Week:
https://aviationweek.com/defense/lockhe ... on-reactor
With T5 not even finished construction yet, they seem to be at least 5 prototype generations away from a commercial reactor prototype (TX).
by Skipjack
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Renaissance Fusion
Replies: 7
Views: 2913

Re: Renaissance Fusion

I know they have been around for a while, but Wendelstein 7, the most advanced Stellerator is nowhere near JET levels.
by Skipjack
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Renaissance Fusion
Replies: 7
Views: 2913

Re: Renaissance Fusion

Stellarators are still at a relatively early stage. They are complex, expensive and big. I wonder what compelled them to choose this particular design.
by Skipjack
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 62
Views: 40428

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Lol, 90 days to Saturn is already better than expected. But 8 days to Saturn??? Screw impossible physics engines. There is a whole Star System to colonize. I was not even thinking 1g acceleration were possible Speaking of which... did you consider 1g just for fun or did you make some calculations r...

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