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by WizWom
Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Any News about Polywell ?
Replies: 104
Views: 25887

I was thinking the polywell could be called:
Next Evolution Virtual Electrode Reactor.

Or at least Chris would think it a good name.
by WizWom
Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: Iter gobbles up more cash
Replies: 9
Views: 2744

I once quipped at a project that was 5x over budget that we had too many managers.
Instead, they got rid of the vast majority of their trained engineering staff.

The trouble is always inherent when the people who make the money decisions are not the people who know what's going on.
by WizWom
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VASIMR
Replies: 127
Views: 15634

I'm really sorry I started this digression. *pulls out first year physics book* The step of the Carnot cycle which is NOT used in an open system is the third step, compression at constant temperature, and the fourth step, compression adiabatically. In fact, the cycle for an engine which has a cold d...
by WizWom
Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Honey, I shrunk the proton!
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

No, the "collision cross section" has been determined experimentally, that is, it is a direct experimental result that if you bash this beam at this energy into this material, statistically so many events occur that can be determined by such and so method. It means the theory about what will happen ...
by WizWom
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Room-temperature superconductivity?
Replies: 1893
Views: 380306

Regarding the Ohms law issue: there is zero resistance to the electrons in a vacuum, but the voltage is certainly not 0, nor is current 0. I have run across many instances of unexplained systems, and radical explanations for them, over the last 35 years at least. Invariably, the people espousing the...
by WizWom
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Room-temperature superconductivity?
Replies: 1893
Views: 380306

Since I have discovered superconduction at room temperature and FINALLY got Semiconductor Science and Technology to publish it, I have clearly been banned from publishing anything more. The reason why it took SST so long to accept the articles is NOT because I have had to rewrite ANYTHING. The reas...
by WizWom
Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Project FOOF - Declassified!
Replies: 30
Views: 36387

Even in LEO, the vacuum is much lower than you can get on Earth. Your polywell in space for space only work does not need a vacuum chamber. All you need is the core, and your energy grid. And a simple reflector system on one hemisphere will allow it to produce thrust - and, incidentally, serves as p...
by WizWom
Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VASIMR
Replies: 127
Views: 15634

If it is thermal energy you can't beat Carnot. Think about it: If you could beat Carnot you could endlessly pump energy from a low temp sink to a high temp one and come up with unlimited energy. Technically, if you can use the universe as an energy sink (drawing in from a cold source) the Carnot ef...
by WizWom
Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Design
Topic: torus electromagnets
Replies: 28
Views: 10989

I thought YCBO lost superconductivity at LN2 temperatures around 0.5 to 1 Tesla.
by WizWom
Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Design
Topic: New FAQ - What are the first-wall material limits?
Replies: 6
Views: 4540

The exotic materials in a polywell will be in the magrid casings; and those are cooled by Cryogenic Liquid in order to keep the magnets operating in superconducting mode. A polywell will be able to keep these materials cool even with very high radiant energy flux by increasing flow rate. From the de...
by WizWom
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: Proton size smaller than previously thought...
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

I suspect what they are seeing is contraction of the proton waveform by the heightened forces from the muon over the much further away electrons.
by WizWom
Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Implications for heavy construction?
Replies: 6
Views: 10465

Polywells even using D-T will be fairly large. And they will be pretty much round or cubical, there being no sense to making the vacuum chamber have more volume than absolutely needed. So, no, it's not going to fit in a 10' wide truck. It's going to be about 15' cube or sphere. Which, unfortunately,...
by WizWom
Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 99861

This is all so tiring. I can address each of your points which are all in error but I just don't have the time. Lets just take this at face value. The US Interstate Highway System is complete. There are NO federal tax dollars being spent on it. Using figures from a couple years ago might be conveni...
by WizWom
Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Using atmosphere as propellant
Replies: 151
Views: 105140

GIThruster wrote:just hit whatever you have with your alpha stream.
If the waste product alphas recirculate, there is no "Alpha stream" as such.
by WizWom
Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What Happens When Freedom Is Radical and Dangerous?
Replies: 1
Views: 571

Interesting stuff; wopuld be better if the PDF would fully display.