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by Keegan
Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: >@< Polyart X >@<
Replies: 7
Views: 3196

Wait a minute... are you sayin' Bussard was an alien?? No, im not saying anything. Especially that :wink: With all due respect.. What about all the other more or less different crop circle patterns? Um yeah, what about them ? Like these ones ? http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff283/mr_squeegs/uk2...
by Keegan
Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: >@< Polyart X >@<
Replies: 7
Views: 3196

>@< Polyart X >@<

Friends and fusioneers. Its been more than a year now since i started this voyage of discovery, following the work of many great minds before me. During it all i have made a deliberate attempt to keep my mind open, but never in my wildest dreams could i have anticipated where it has led. Some of you...
by Keegan
Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: All that can go wrong with recirculation
Replies: 112
Views: 33142

Cheers Simon ! Kcdodd, admitedly it could be lense flare. I dont wish to speculate, but the toroid mirror surface forms a convex lense. I dont know why the very top of the toroid should be so bright when the wiffle ball is below it. Which leads me to believe it could be something else :?:
by Keegan
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: All that can go wrong with recirculation
Replies: 112
Views: 33142

So I'm getting the impression that the interior density is dependent on the exterior electron density, but since ions should not have long lifetimes in the region external to the magrid, the electrons will be un-neutralized and will cause a space charge, which might be unreasonably large. Ok, I've ...
by Keegan
Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Lots of EU money it seems for a Saharan power farm
Replies: 3
Views: 4969

It would seem from this proposal that the governments in question have no faith in ITER. I thought neither did we ... :wink: Its really good to see growing support for HVDC networks. If p + B11 Polywells are infact viable, it appears we will have a nice selection of "off the shelf" hardwa...
by Keegan
Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Lots of EU money it seems for a Saharan power farm
Replies: 3
Views: 4969

It would seem from this proposal that the governments in question have no faith in ITER. I thought neither did we ... :wink: Its really good to see growing support for HVDC networks. If p + B11 Polywells are infact viable, it appears we will have a nice selection of "off the shelf" hardwa...
by Keegan
Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Magbeam Propulsion
Replies: 13
Views: 6439

To make this system a reality, the primary challenge that must be overcome is keeping the plasma beam focused over long distances. Challenging to put it mildly. It apears the beam system would reside in Orbit. So the Main problem would appear to be - How are you going to power it ? Solar panels see...
by Keegan
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hi-Def Streamin`
Replies: 9
Views: 5798

Is it just me ? or does anyone else think that services like this will compromise the internet when every Tom, Dick and Harry hop onboard. Admitedly i dont have any sources, but i sense i growing divide in Infrastructure vs Bandwidth. Im beaming to you from 7mbit 3G wireless broadband via a Wifi rou...
by Keegan
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Latest On Space Elevators and Power Beaming
Replies: 20
Views: 6050

Or Mt. Everest could be converted to a space port. That'd be a fun project. Meybe even launch a few a few project orions from there :lol: Im sure the greens would love it. Which brings me to my next point. 8) We (as in the Human Race) need Polywell. We are having a hard time even affording it. Henc...
by Keegan
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another EMC2
Replies: 3
Views: 2600

by Keegan
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Throttling and idling....
Replies: 19
Views: 6495

by Keegan
Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Throttling and idling....
Replies: 19
Views: 6495

Re: Throttling and idling....

How does one throttle and idle a direct-conversion polywell reactor? Demand for energy will vary, so how do you turn it down without turning it off? Throttling the fusion reaction itself would be very difficult. The nice little power bump you feel in a car engine doesnt exists on jet engines. They ...
by Keegan
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Effects of high energy alpha on materials
Replies: 30
Views: 9311

^ I wish i could find some good data on alphas and diamond. I am really interested to know how much sputtering would really happen. The SP3 bond is pretty special. Also remember 12C is one step in the p + 11B reaction. Boron is nice. Im yet to look up the cross sections, but as posted earlier 11B + ...
by Keegan
Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Carlson and Nebel
Replies: 108
Views: 46498

^ Hey Indrek, nice to see you back. I was just about to post up that same pic, lol. It really does a great job of explaining beta conditions. In any realistic device, the effective overall trapping factor is reduced from the pure WB mode by circulation through the semi-line-cusps at the spaced corne...
by Keegan
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Effects of high energy alpha on materials
Replies: 30
Views: 9311

Oh, now I wish I could recall where I saw a quote, but I can't. Somebody speaking of the Polywell process said that the neutrons produced would be few enough Hey Mike H. Yes the p + B11 reaction can produce neutrons in side reactions. Fortunately this need not apply to polywell as evident in this e...

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