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by Robthebob
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 20 years away, and always will be
Replies: 137
Views: 23130

Re: 20 years away, and always will be

I forgot to add, the history of the fusion effort had a lot of drama; without diving too deep into it, the reason why there are only two primary reactor designs, toroidal magnetic confinement and beam compression, is not because science and engineering demands it to be like that, it's largely due to...
by Robthebob
Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 20 years away, and always will be
Replies: 137
Views: 23130

Re: 20 years away, and always will be

Charles, I hate to use appeal to authority, but there are those of us in the plasma physics community, and there are those who are not. The man in charge of NiF should be in jail for fraud. We can't prove it to you, because there are no paper (written for the purpose of saying what NiF is), but a se...
by Robthebob
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: A self-generated, or "bootstrap," current!
Replies: 2
Views: 1713

Re: A self-generated, or "bootstrap," current!

yawn, yeah, that's not news.
by Robthebob
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Convergent Scientific Incorporated news
Replies: 10
Views: 3789

Re: Convergent Scientific Incorporated news

so did anyone attend, also what happened?
by Robthebob
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Convergent Scientific Incorporated news
Replies: 10
Views: 3789

Re: Convergent Scientific Incorporated news

people (that are not me cus I have classes) from this website should attend if they can and talk about it afterwards.

Just saying tho, from what I heard, emc2 is doing fine.
by Robthebob
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Is the National Ignition Facility (NIF) getting close?
Replies: 15
Views: 5128

Re: Is the National Ignition Facility (NIF) getting close?

GIThruster wrote:Didn't they finally own a few months ago that they don't expect to ever achieve what they set out to?


This
by Robthebob
Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Famulus's DIY Polywell project ending
Replies: 10
Views: 3479

Re: Famulus's DIY Polywell project ending

where are you guys located? if you guys have the environment to house a polywell, perhaps we can do collaborations? this is obviously down the line, but with some help, we can build a square platform polywell to test the effects of geometries on performance. I'm still really struggling. There's zero...
by Robthebob
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Beyond silicon: Transistors without semiconductors
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

Re: Beyond silicon: Transistors without semiconductors

yeah. I think HP's device reads at femtosecond while the device we're working on works at nanosecond. There's issue with the advance part of memristor. The basics, unless there's some hard physics that prevent us from using memristors effectively (im doing research on that right now, about what Oxyg...
by Robthebob
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Beyond silicon: Transistors without semiconductors
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

Re: Beyond silicon: Transistors without semiconductors

The benefits you listed for this new device arent as good as the benefits of memristors in many applications. I dont know about heat or current leakage with respect to memristors, but I'm guessing they dont have those problems, but I could be wrong. Memristor just trumps everything in terms of memor...
by Robthebob
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Beyond silicon: Transistors without semiconductors
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

Re: Beyond silicon: Transistors without semiconductors

not sure if yall heard, but there's this new technology which is the memristor. Properties of memristor -fundamental circuit element (like resister, capacitor, inductor) -in fact http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Memristor.png -thus the device can and should be smaller than transistors, which are co...
by Robthebob
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bussard's Polywell patent application is finally dead.
Replies: 49
Views: 13904

Re: Bussard's Polywell patent application is finally dead.

Beta is a number, and I know what it is, the problem is, do you know what it is. You said no machine can ever have beta greater than 1, and that's a false statement. So I'm asking you how do you define beta, which you did, that solves some of the issues, but not entirely, because as I said before, d...
by Robthebob
Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bussard's Polywell patent application is finally dead.
Replies: 49
Views: 13904

Re: Bussard's Polywell patent application is finally dead.

1. So it's good you defined the location, so it's a local beta. You run into problems going from machines to machines, because different machines have different designs. The family of donut machines, generally defining beta at the plasma edge is reasonable. However, once you start looking at beta in...
by Robthebob
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bussard's Polywell patent application is finally dead.
Replies: 49
Views: 13904

Re: Bussard's Polywell patent application is finally dead.

Oh i see, I read what you wrote earlier, but the thing about it is, mag pressure isnt like the volume of a pool. Much more qualified in physics than you Mr. 9…3 like this analogy. If you don’t I am repeating you without that: namely instabilities presenting in any plasma machine do not allow them t...
by Robthebob
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bussard's Polywell patent application is finally dead.
Replies: 49
Views: 13904

Re: Bussard's Polywell patent application is finally dead.

CharlesKramer, re: Yep, and so far all the testing on smaller Polywells, and the testing of fusors for the 60 years before that, have not led anyone with access to money to confidence a big one will work. I would posit this is more of a function of politics and administering bureaucrats. After all,...
by Robthebob
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bussard's Polywell patent application is finally dead.
Replies: 49
Views: 13904

Re: Bussard's Polywell patent application is finally dead.

I'm unsure what you're talking about as far as waves is concerned. Different machines suffers primarily from different instabilities, or the same kinds, but to compare beam compression to donut machines isnt the right way to go; it depends on the machine. Oh i see, I read what you wrote earlier, but...

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