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by WizWom
Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is Neuroscience Going To Become The Next Eugenics
Replies: 26
Views: 3246

Knowing something about someone's capability is never reason to laud them or harm them.

Actions, though, are another matter. And many a "bad seed" has turned out to be a force of great boon to humanity.
by WizWom
Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ANS winter 2010 Conference
Replies: 47
Views: 8063

I think that means we are now in agreement that whatever the actual Coulomb barrier energy is, it pales into insignificance when compared with the reality of the actual physical nature of the fusion tunneling and nuclear resonances? No. So, you're saying that the Coulomb barrier IS a dominant term,...
by WizWom
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ANS winter 2010 Conference
Replies: 47
Views: 8063

The magnitude of the S(e) term is very disturbing from a theoretical physics standpoint. As an engineer, we take the actual data and work with it, why it is what it is isn't terribly important. I think that means we are now in agreement that whatever the actual Coulomb barrier energy is, it pales i...
by WizWom
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: ANS winter 2010 Conference
Replies: 47
Views: 8063

I'm very familiar with the maths and the parameters that can be used to get an empirical calculation of cross-section. But it doesn't answer the question. There is a so-called 'astrophysical' factor thrown into an equation to make the thing balanced to that which is measured in experiments. Great! ...
by WizWom
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ANS winter 2010 Conference
Replies: 47
Views: 8063

On the coulomb barrier

The Coulomb barrier for two deuterons touching is around the 40 MeV range. If two such deuterons came together at that energy, though, they should smash each other up into bits - no fusion. The coulomb barrier energy is 480keV according to my NE Text, or 211 kEv in CM http://iopscience.iop.org.libp...
by WizWom
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: ANS winter 2010 Conference
Replies: 47
Views: 8063

As I understand it, I don't know where this 400/200keV stuff has come from. The Coulomb barrier is quite easy: take the strong force of the nucleons involved; compare to the electric force of coulomb repulsion from the like charges. solve for equality, that's your coulomb barrier. Now modify it sli...
by WizWom
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: ANS winter 2010 Conference
Replies: 47
Views: 8063

Most of my 'Gut' feeling is due to discrepencies, or rather variations in conclusions from the same lab and others. The D-D fusion has been shown to be greatest (per unit volume) in the center of one of their fusors, Your understanding is exactly opposite what they reported at the conference, which...
by WizWom
Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ANS winter 2010 Conference
Replies: 47
Views: 8063

Wizworm. My 'gut' feeling was referring to the conclusion that the experment indicated beam target fusion. My statement about the classical fusion crossection needing to be modified by quantum mechanics is based on the following Text. As I said, your Gut is wrong. On this, also - the fusion rate de...
by WizWom
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: ANS winter 2010 Conference
Replies: 47
Views: 8063

..... Egle, a recent graduate under Kulcinski, presented "Results frm the Six Ion Gun Fusion Experiment." The 300kV energies they reached managed to match up with Hirsch's results quite well - but only when they used unfocused ion guns. Detailed investigation of fusion regions showed only 2% of fus...
by WizWom
Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ANS winter 2010 Conference
Replies: 47
Views: 8063

OK, I made it to the "Alternate and Nonelectric concepts" session, which was very cool. Kulcinski presented "Compact Inexpensive Fusion devices Using the Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Approach." This was gridded fusors, and he did some detailed analysis of fusion locations and was able to get s...
by WizWom
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: magrid configuration brainstorming
Replies: 632
Views: 146343

rjaypeters wrote:"Straight" Icosidecahedron:
This makes sense.
by WizWom
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chinese professor explains decline of the US
Replies: 14
Views: 4791

They sell us stuff at a discount. What is not to like? Ask the last guy to mine rare earth metals in the U.S. that question. Or the last textile manufacturer. Or the last electronic manufacturer. Buying things for a discount only works while the money holds out. If you aren't selling things too you...
by WizWom
Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Near Spherical Magrid
Replies: 217
Views: 45409

Dan, I see it more as a bucket with holes as well as evaporation and birds that drink. Flux in does not equal Flux out. It is loss mechanism dependant. Um... Gauss' law would say you're absolutely and totally wrong. There are no magnetic monopoles, so net flux through a closed surface must be zero....
by WizWom
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Superconducting Magnet Victory
Replies: 22
Views: 6248

Yeah, I think the HTSC materials available 5 years ago would have been topping out ~7 Tesla, this is a HUGE improvement, and makes a break-even device a LOT smaller.
by WizWom
Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Superconducting Magnet Victory
Replies: 22
Views: 6248

Are you using a stock HTSC? Silver tape HTSC sandwich? We toyed with a sample but could never get Dr. Bussard interested enough to try building a magnet. Maybe history would be different now. I did manage to get a piece of it to levitate above a rare earth magnet, so I'm confident we had it in the ...