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by Keegan
Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: What happens to free electrons/ions?
Replies: 16
Views: 7857

Wow, those are some fantastic visualizations Indrek.

After engineering constraints the key to an efficient working polywell is understanding the core. I have been studying core dynamics all week, and seeing those pictures inspired some fresh thinking.

keep up the good work !
by Keegan
Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Data and Control busses
Replies: 15
Views: 7927

I would think fiberoptic would be great for a radiation environment. Plus it's fast. I like it, though im not a fan of fiber for this application If i was building the machine i wouldnt use anything less than mill spec connectors, wire and crimps, straight from an avionics shop. Bucket loads of bul...
by Keegan
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Hardware
Replies: 31
Views: 16357

Or it may be possible to modulate the electron beams to excite the frequency. In fact we might even be able to excite it by modulating the magnetic fields. Although I'd prefer to avoid those drive problems. Simon I bet the future polywells are going to have both. The B fields and E guns are both go...
by Keegan
Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How many neutrons were detected in the WB-6 runs?
Replies: 13
Views: 5701

well if you look at the (seminal) 2006-9 IAC Paper FIG 18, page 23 the WB-6 test run graph quotes 3.00 x 1.3e4 nts/ct @ 10 secs If anyone has some better info on test runs id love to see it. Some one mentioned there was more conclusive paper on WB-6 inside the company. I would love to see that. I Pr...
by Keegan
Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Hardware
Replies: 31
Views: 16357

Hehe cold showers? no thank you sir!! :lol: i shower like 1hour every day and run dishwashers, five computers, flatscreen televisions, stereos and strong lights for the industrial hemp i grow in my house. :D All i need is some good food and an audiophile stereo ! Pops may give you the ability to ha...
by Keegan
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Link with many IEC references and papers
Replies: 6
Views: 4810

jlumartinez a big thumbs up to you

those PDF'S and links are the F@(#!NG S#!T 8)

might need to add some POPS stuff soon
by Keegan
Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: POPS system
Replies: 15
Views: 12310

Ahhhh well its a nice rainy day here in oz to read through all those articles For the moment lets screw power and scale. If one wants a working polywell timing is going to be everything. Thats why im hellbent on seeing a small scale polywell come to frution. There is so much to learn just from the d...
by Keegan
Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: POPS system
Replies: 15
Views: 12310

GO POPS

POPS is definitely a big thing. I have suspected for sometime that a working polywell will almost definitely use some form of resonant/ oscillatory drive MSimon where does your 1-30mz come from. It would be the resonant frequency of what ? Does anyone have access to the PDF of those journals mention...
by Keegan
Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Talk to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Cata
Replies: 4
Views: 4586

hi eclipse, i do think television coverage like that is a bit premature. Besides they need something to film, you have to remember there aren't any experimental reactors anywhere in the world, (except for the secret one in china :P) with whats left of wb6 and test equipment lying around at Spacedev....
by Keegan
Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Polywell development plan
Replies: 4
Views: 3906

Well at least the control issues seem to get a little easier as we increase scale.

Electrons and ions circulate around the racecourse that is the magrid. I haven't seen any discussion on the effect cyclotron radiation/ocillation might have on the performance of the machine if any.
by Keegan
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Polywell development plan
Replies: 4
Views: 3906

coils

well so far we have coils that did not survive the 12kv and 5kA peak wb6 was subjected to for brief PULSED periods so we need coils about 2m in diameter that will need to be able to handle CONTINUOUS 100kv and 100KA and be able to dynamically cope with the thermal stresses of some form of active coo...