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by vernes
Thu May 22, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: A New Prize
Replies: 13
Views: 5035

Why does he dress up his website as if it's about religion? If he's serious about his idea, shouldn't he act serious on his website? "300 symbolic shares of Noblefuse stock" So you don't get money, you don't even get shares incase his company becomes worth anything. You just make the machi...
by vernes
Wed May 21, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tungsten coils?
Replies: 39
Views: 11981

(snip)...I believe once this surface charge has accumulated, losses into the standoff itself reduce to a minimum. Thank you, I understand now. This also means that it is quite possible to give each coil it's own standoffs (from walls, ceiling) and remove the connection between coils. ... But does t...
by vernes
Wed May 21, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Fusion For Space Propulsion
Replies: 12
Views: 6112

Keegan, you're right. Was was overlooking that fact.
by vernes
Wed May 21, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tungsten coils?
Replies: 39
Views: 11981

At present, the MaGrid coils are supported on four standoffs... ...Some designs I have seen have four standoffs per coil, supported from the roof or walls or floor... ...These touchpoints represent a potential point of electron loss... Tony, does this also mean that the standoffs are also points of...
by vernes
Wed May 21, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Fusion For Space Propulsion
Replies: 12
Views: 6112

The polywell is what it is today because of Dr B's quest to design a reactor to run p + B11. It is for all purposes built around this fuel, so we might as well use it. But for spaceflight, you get more eV from He and it requires less energy to generate fusion conditions. I'm guessing they rather go...
by vernes
Wed May 21, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tungsten coils?
Replies: 39
Views: 11981

....(snip) Advanced Ceramics Research has done work for NASA in this area and may be a helpful resourse. Well I hope my blather is somthing more than just taking up this space and time. What do you think? Anything to this? What can you tell me about Advanced Ceramics Research? Their website doesn't...
by vernes
Tue May 20, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tungsten coils?
Replies: 39
Views: 11981

I believe Tom Ligon mentioned a problem with Alumina outgassing and contaminating the vacum. Of course there are other usable ceramics, but Alumina seems to be the workhorse when it comes to ceramics. http://outgassing.nasa.gov/ http://www.ee.ualberta.ca/~schmaus/vacf/outgas.html http://esmat.esa.i...
by vernes
Tue May 20, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tungsten coils?
Replies: 39
Views: 11981

Does anyone know if ceramics has a blocking effect on magnetic fields?

Someone told me concrete is used to block radiation, which makes me wonder what ceramics does with magnetic fields.
by vernes
Tue May 20, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tungsten coils?
Replies: 39
Views: 11981

Were ceramic able to be cast around copper wire to the same degree of thickness as the existing magnet wire insulation it would not be sufficiently strong to withstand the slightest jostle. Were it cast with sufficient thickness to be structurally sound, the spacing between wires would be excessive...
by vernes
Tue May 20, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Administration
Topic: Sticky, the great indexer
Replies: 3
Views: 4947

Great link!

and while that page holds all the links that might be needed, the next forum visitor will have to search for the right words to find it as well.

This is why a sticky might be useful.
by vernes
Mon May 19, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Sticky, the great indexer
Replies: 3
Views: 4947

Sticky, the great indexer

Asuming this subject (polywell) will hopefully hit a media hype somewhere along the way, would it be a good idea to create a sticky post (reply disabled) where all the worthwhile links to information sources are posted? Starting with basic information about electronics, magnetism. Increasingly compl...
by vernes
Mon May 19, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tungsten coils?
Replies: 39
Views: 11981

A way to get the spacing between the wires correct while you're winding the coil before casting it in isolation-ceramics, is perhaps by making small ceramic rings/cylinders and putting all the tiny cylinders on the coper wire prior to winding the coil. The problem however could be the copper expandi...
by vernes
Mon May 19, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tungsten coils?
Replies: 39
Views: 11981

So if you'd make a coil out of wax, and poured ceramic clay around it, baked it until the wax was gone and just pushed a copper wire through the whole thing, you'd be all set to push the copper to it's limit?

(or fill up the cavity with gas and create an plasma)
by vernes
Mon May 19, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FUSION 3D ART
Replies: 41
Views: 40916

drmike wrote:Absolutely gorgeous! Inspiring too, Makes me want to start building things in my basement. :D
Exacly!
Torulf2, your designs are increadible.

I'm going to paste some on my background :)

...
I wonder if I still have access to my school's full color plotter...
by vernes
Mon May 19, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tungsten coils?
Replies: 39
Views: 11981

Tungsten coils?

Hi, I'm new :wink: I've read some of the journals and articles, and what I've understood from the last testrun in the defense owned lab is that the power needed to get fusion working (ish) is too much for the coils used. Now the next model needs to use supercooled coils and requires the whole instal...

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