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by Keegan
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Neutrons from unwanted side reactions?
Replies: 10
Views: 5677

A most excellent post Lars ! I had always feared that neutrons from side reactions could be problematic. After trawling through reaction cross sections, it seems that either materials resist alpha or neutron bombardment but rarely both. Its fantastic news that p + B11 can now be confirmed Aneutronic...
by Keegan
Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: History
Topic: Atoms for Peace
Replies: 3
Views: 5891

Atoms for Peace

In 1958 American, British and Soviet scientists began to share previously classified fusion research, as their countries declassified controlled fusion work as part of the Atoms for Peace conference in Geneva. http://www.americanrhetoric.com/images/dwightdeisenhowerunitednations.jpeg (Click picture ...
by Keegan
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Fundraising, from a marketing persons point of view.
Replies: 29
Views: 18218

You are correct when you say a public campaign is needed to spur development of Dr. Bussard's polywell. We have a small one operating in the "blog-o-sphere", due in large part to MSimon's and Tom Ligon's tireless efforts. Nicely said Tony. You are right culthero. Public Education is going to play a...
by Keegan
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 24
Views: 12388

Dr. Koloc talked to us about the possiblity of using plasmoids as an explosive, if you could make them large and cause them to go unstable on command. Interesting Tom. I remember when you mentioned the incident you had with PXL. When you guys cut confinement and got a large blast of EM. If these vi...
by Keegan
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 24
Views: 12388

Re: Ball Lightning

Correct me if I'm wrong. But I heard that Silicon combustion was determined to be the cause of ball lightning, a much more prosaic explanation than others I have heard. Is this correct? Yeah im not convinced either. Either way, if it is unstable and unpredictable in nature, its going to unstable an...
by Keegan
Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: ITER and Weapons Proliferation
Replies: 22
Views: 9368

I have done some BOE engineering and MgB2 superconductors with dual water jackets (for cooling and moderation) and B10 neutron absorbers should have adequate lifetimes (2 to 10 years with D-D) to be used as proliferation devices. Hey Simon, those are some nice calculations. Just wondering if you ha...
by Keegan
Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Another one from Alan Boyle
Replies: 52
Views: 21634

He may not be looking for neutrons. The focus may be on confinement. As Nebel has pointed out, the wiffleball confinement is the crucial issue. Yes, i concurr. Its all down to confinement. When Dr Nebel speaks of "Nuanced results" it would seem to me a great deal of work has been been done in study...
by Keegan
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Military Sucks
Replies: 40
Views: 9820

Mike Holmes wrote:Time to get out the old plans for the Spruce Goose...

Mike
Haha nice one Mike

More Like "The Spruce Fuse"

:D
by Keegan
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: It Has Beams
Replies: 3
Views: 5169

The best approach appears to be to confine a superhot gas, called a plasma, in a magnetic field Plasmas in magnetic fields generate cyclotron radiation. Confining ions in concave magnetic fields is extremely difficult. FAIL. As nuclei fuse, a vast amount of energy is released So is a sea of Deadly ...
by Keegan
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Military Sucks
Replies: 40
Views: 9820

I thought site was meant to be a bastion of serious fusion related scientific discussion. Polywell aircraft ? We have both worked in Aerospace and Simon you have got to be kidding me :) Im with you on the miniscule amount of fuel required, but the size and aerodynamics of the reactor space, the cool...
by Keegan
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Superconductor Found "Immune To Magnetism"
Replies: 35
Views: 11843

I don't have my books with me, but I would think 100T field would be powerful enough to blow apart just about any physical structure. Im kinda thinking the same thing :) I thought that, because the goal is to confine electrons, rather than ions or fusion products, the B-fields in the WB reactors wo...
by Keegan
Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: Something stirring - Blacklight Power
Replies: 18
Views: 8865

Call me crazy but ........ if i was Illuminati and hell bent on keeping power and controll over the Human Race through all my legacy energy resources. I would delight in giving capital to every quack energy scheme except the one that was going to work. Causing distraction and confusion while pushing...
by Keegan
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: ITER and Weapons Proliferation
Replies: 22
Views: 9368

Hey Simon that was a good read. It definately reliterates some of the discussion we have had here. While the cat is out of the bag as far as polywell technology is concerned, i fear proliferation issues may interfere with reactor development in the future. It was nice when Dr Nebel informed me that ...
by Keegan
Wed May 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Fusion For Space Propulsion
Replies: 12
Views: 7077

^ Vernes, when i talk about neutrons im not reffereing to the crew. Im talking about it wearing out the reactor. DD Tokamaks are uneconomical and have short lifespans cause of the neutron / first wall problem. You cant exactly repair a reactor in space. Alpha particles from p + B11 are different. Im...
by Keegan
Wed May 21, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Fusion For Space Propulsion
Replies: 12
Views: 7077

Helium 3 is nice but you are still going to get some nasty high energy neutrons from unavoidable DD reactions that are going to occur. These present some serious problems. Especially in space flight. The polywell is what it is today because of Dr B's quest to design a reactor to run p + B11. It is f...