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by Isochroma
Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Graphene as superconductor?
Replies: 12
Views: 4753

read the topic my friend
by Isochroma
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Graphene as superconductor?
Replies: 12
Views: 4753

Physicists Show Electrons Can Travel More Than 100 Times Faster in Graphene

https://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/scitech/re ... cleID=1621
by Isochroma
Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Graphene as superconductor?
Replies: 12
Views: 4753

Carbon-based superconductors: Kyoto Price Winner Dreams of a Carbon Future

http://www.wired.com/science/discoverie ... 3/kyoto_qa
by Isochroma
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Environmental impact of p-B11 fusion?
Replies: 46
Views: 28322

Question: because the Polywell design uses Boron for fuel and outputs non-radioactive Helium, does this mean that it won't fall under US nuclear regulatory commission rules? I mean, anyone with enough money could start operating one of these units because fuel would be available for purchase on the ...
by Isochroma
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell, ITER and the Helium Supply
Replies: 31
Views: 39446

Excellent. Glad you've brought some resolution to this potentially problematic area.
by Isochroma
Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell, ITER and the Helium Supply
Replies: 31
Views: 39446

Now that's a solution.
by Isochroma
Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell, ITER and the Helium Supply
Replies: 31
Views: 39446

And it will only work if the plants can be filled with the required helium. Catch-22 anyone?
by Isochroma
Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell, ITER and the Helium Supply
Replies: 31
Views: 39446

The USGS has a long history of overestimating reserves. Also not the qualifier 'at current consumption'. To re-quote the article referenced in my first post: " Helium could eventually be produced directly in nuclear fusion reactors and is produced indirectly in nuclear fission reactors, but the quan...
by Isochroma
Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell, ITER and the Helium Supply
Replies: 31
Views: 39446

That's called 'reserve appreciation' in the industry. Like counting money on paper before it's made, such appreciations rarely appear in reality. Also, as oil runs out natural gas demand will increase sharply; gas-to-liquids plants will come online to make it into gasoline, etc. This will put heavy ...
by Isochroma
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell, ITER and the Helium Supply
Replies: 31
Views: 39446

Helium Extraction Wikipedia: Helium http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helium Modern extraction For large-scale use, helium is extracted by fractional distillation from natural gas , which contains up to 7% helium.[31] Since helium has a lower boiling point than any other element, low temperature and hig...
by Isochroma
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell, ITER and the Helium Supply
Replies: 31
Views: 39446

Helium Diffusion Wikipedia: Helium http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helium " For similar reasons, and also due to the small size of its molecules, helium's diffusion rate through solids is three times that of air and around 65% that of hydrogen.[1] " " Because it diffuses through solids at a rate three...
by Isochroma
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell, ITER and the Helium Supply
Replies: 31
Views: 39446

Polywell, ITER and the Helium Supply

Some days ago, in the darkness of night I wrote an article, but couldn't post it. Below is the cleaned version. On Helium and the Fusion Reactor It seems that access to an ongoing supply of economic Helium is going to be very critical for both the ITER/Tokamak and the Polywell Inertial Electrostatic...