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by ohiovr
Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: polywell reactor for booster rocket applications?
Replies: 60
Views: 18255

aahhh where did my message go????
by ohiovr
Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: polywell reactor for booster rocket applications?
Replies: 60
Views: 18255

polywell reactor for booster rocket applications?

Hello Polywell thinkers, I'm curious about the power scalability of the polywell. I've read that the power output scales to the 7th power of its size or something to that effect. And that a gigawatt reactor could take up as little space as 10 meters across. I don't really understand the math to find...
by ohiovr
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: ARPA-E: a likely new funding source for polywell research?
Replies: 13
Views: 16572

if 400 million is the top end of the funds they have then I wonder how they would respond to a project asking for half of that (I see 200 million quoted as being the smallest amount needed for a functioning power generating system). Is it possible to do more with less?
by ohiovr
Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How would electricity be produced by the polywell?
Replies: 1
Views: 1599

How would electricity be produced by the polywell?

Would it be extracted via the Rankine cycle? Photoelectric effect? Decelerators?

The presentations I've seen haven't been too clear on this..

Sorry if this has been posted before I didn't know what to search for.

Thanks