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by WizWom
Mon May 31, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Another Simple FAQ - DONE
Replies: 10
Views: 4944

The fusion products won't do the 1000 passes through the core, that's the electrons.
by WizWom
Mon May 31, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Novel battery tech.
Replies: 23
Views: 6192

having actually explored Dual-layer capacitor (which mix a battery layer and a capacitor) and pure capacitor and battery performance and energy densities for years (related to a hobby of mine), let me give you some real numbers for power storage systems. I didn't cost these out, since I did not have...
by WizWom
Sun May 30, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Design FAQ issues - discussion thread
Replies: 11
Views: 4769

Cusp: A hole in the magnetic containment field. Should change to: Cusp: places where the magnetic field lines exit the core. How is magnetic field strength measured- Gauss, Tesla, Amp Turns? Answer: Gauss or Tesla. Gauss is typically used for small magnetic fields, such as the Earth's, since 10000 ...
by WizWom
Sun May 30, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Design FAQ issues - discussion thread
Replies: 11
Views: 4769

As the electrons are bouncing back and forth on the field lines, the original direction quickly become insignificant, so it does not matter whether the North or South poles of the magnets are pointing in, just so long as they all point the same way. Of course it matters which way the fields point. ...
by WizWom
Sun May 30, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: F.O. Question to Collision:Fusion Ratios - DONE
Replies: 39
Views: 6834

The electrons will find a cusp line, and be puled (rather forcefully) along it out of the core; then they will recirculate to a face along the magnetic field lines outside the core, After some discussion here over the years the consensus here seems to be that that doesn't happen. For one thing, the...
by WizWom
Sun May 30, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Green economy Just Doesn't Work
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

"Money" is just a measure of effort. Usually, the more money, the more expensive the resources to make it, in addition to higher labor.

More resources means, usually, more fossil fuels needed to get them.

That is, "green" technologies front-load the fossil use and environmental impact.
by WizWom
Sun May 30, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Understanding risk
Replies: 1
Views: 531

The last time they blew a well in the gulf, they basically had to wait for it to stop gushing on its own, then cap it.

I'm not sure tech has increased since then, but we do have much better mini-subs.
by WizWom
Sun May 30, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: F.O. Question to Collision:Fusion Ratios - DONE
Replies: 39
Views: 6834

Electron losses verses ion losses

The electrons are confined magnetically, and recirculate on the magnetic field lines. Since the magnetic field in the exact center is balanced, the electrons near this are pushed back and forth by the various magnetic fields; this is your "whiffle ball". The electrons will find a cusp line, and be p...
by WizWom
Sun May 30, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Design FAQ issues - discussion thread
Replies: 11
Views: 4769

Design FAQ issues - discussion thread

http://www.ohiovr.com/polywell-faq/index.php?title=Main_Page I suggest adding: The basic construction of a polywell is to make a box will all the faces' being a short length solenoid with the magnetic field pointing "in". Then electrons are shoved into the box. These electrons are the "potential wel...
by WizWom
Sun May 30, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Another Simple FAQ - DONE
Replies: 10
Views: 4944

Without a method built in, the system will periodically have to be shut down. Then the vacuum pumps grab everything inside. Simple chemical level reactions can separate things. For D-T, this is normal Helium. No problem - safe. For D-D this is He3 & Helium4. He3/He4 would be separated, He3 kept. For...
by WizWom
Sun May 30, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Another (simple) FAQ - DONE
Replies: 79
Views: 12093

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fusion has the pretty table of fusion temperatures:

fuel T [keV] <σv>/T² [m³/s/keV²]
D-T 13.6 1.24×10−24
p-B 123 3.01×10−27

The Temperature IS is the Ion energy. Same thing.
by WizWom
Sat May 29, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Most Energy Efficient Economy In History
Replies: 8
Views: 2256

I do dot doubt the American industry is the best in the world. But in most of the infra structure, buildings and recycling USA is far behead Japan and parts of Europe. We have the technologies, it's not cost effective. Europe is about 10 times as densely populated. Japan is about twice Europe. We h...
by WizWom
Sat May 29, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Polywell building difficulty compared to other power plants
Replies: 22
Views: 4978

Steam system conversion is ~50-60% to Electrical. Second-stage systems can bring that up to 75-80%, using a second and/or third stage turbine with the lower pressure output from the first stage high pressure turbine. Direct conversion is a nice dream; build it and the world will beat a path to your ...
by WizWom
Wed May 26, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Polywell building difficulty compared to other power plants
Replies: 22
Views: 4978

93143's arguments seem reasonable with a couple of points added. Where is the cutoff between gain and net power dominance. In a Polywell burning P-B11 with a Q of ~ 3-5 , or perhaps a maximum of 20? Q is sort of unimportant (as long as its above 1), a low Q just means more heat rejection equipment ...
by WizWom
Tue May 25, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: F.O. Question to Collision:Fusion Ratios - DONE
Replies: 39
Views: 6834

The idea is that the supply of ions is significantly less than the supply of electrons, so that there is always a negative potential well in the center. In this situation, the ions are strongly attracted by coulomb force to the electrons, which are kept in the center by the magnetic fields of the ma...