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by Robthebob
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bussard's Polywell patent application is finally dead.
Replies: 49
Views: 13906

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

I'm going to go ask around.
by Robthebob
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bussard's Polywell patent application is finally dead.
Replies: 49
Views: 13906

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

Are you somehow suggesting it's impposible to get to beta=1, because I can assure you that's not true. You hear, but you dont listen. WB effect, which I think I finally sorta understand, depends on the diamagnetic effect of electrons. The motions of the electrons generate fields of their own, which ...
by Robthebob
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bussard's Polywell patent application is finally dead.
Replies: 49
Views: 13906

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

Wiffleball, annealing and MaGrid are only the words thought up by Bussard. Only 10 people understand whar wiffleball is? IIRC you were very delighted when I provided you a 40 years old article about influence of plasma own field on externally applied field in mirror machines. Those reasonings are n...
by Robthebob
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bussard's Polywell patent application is finally dead.
Replies: 49
Views: 13906

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

so actually no... a lot of plasma physicists are very specialized, to the point where one person of a specialization wont just know indepth information of another specialization. Dont claim that tok guys know the fine details of beam compression, or even something that's more down their alley, like ...
by Robthebob
Wed May 29, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Actual Polywell News!
Replies: 98
Views: 28963

Re: Actual Polywell News!

wait what? how is skunks machine using diamagnetic effect to counteract B field in order to get it to a condition that increase electron confinement by reducing escaping through cusps?
by Robthebob
Mon May 27, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 900340

Re: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker

did i read that right? 17 million? like new dollars or including stuff from before or what?
by Robthebob
Fri May 24, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Actual Polywell News!
Replies: 98
Views: 28963

Re: Actual Polywell News!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helically_Symmetric_Experiment http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=bootstrap+current+stellarator&btnG=&as_sdt=1%2C1&as_sdtp= Any donut machine (maybe more types of machines) that has a significant enough pressure gradient has bootstrap current. you ...
by Robthebob
Fri May 24, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Actual Polywell News!
Replies: 98
Views: 28963

Re: Actual Polywell News!

bro, you gotta be kidding me, boots strap current is current generated in "high beta" donut machines due to sufficient pressure gradient. This has been observed and dealt with in the HSX. I dont know where you're getting your information from, but math dont lie, stellarators are by design ...
by Robthebob
Fri May 24, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Actual Polywell News!
Replies: 98
Views: 28963

Re: Actual Polywell News!

I'm pretty sure polywells always reach input output equilibrium, perhaps at time scales we dont not care about. And at such equilibrium, whatever amount of wolftrons you throw into the system is equal to whatever amount of wolftrons losses. This has to be true or else the well will keep growing. So ...
by Robthebob
Sun May 19, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Streaming Instability? Sup Brah!
Replies: 11
Views: 4917

Re: Streaming Instability? Sup Brah!

Yes it would have to be a pic code. But using spherical symmetry makes it simpler, and needs fewer particles, than if you attempted to use all 3 dimensions. I'm not completely convinced, the machine is somewhat symmetric. I personally dont know how where the guns are is gonna affect the symmetry. T...
by Robthebob
Sun May 19, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Streaming Instability? Sup Brah!
Replies: 11
Views: 4917

Re: Streaming Instability? Sup Brah!

I dont know the usefulness of doing that, because the streaming stability of 1 path isnt going to be too valuable, because there are a huge number of paths for particles to take, unless this is the only 1 path that poses a problem, everything else is probably stable, which you dont know that. My pos...
by Robthebob
Mon May 13, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Streaming Instability? Sup Brah!
Replies: 11
Views: 4917

Re: Streaming Instability? Sup Brah!

i think i know what principle values mean, but i dont know how it applies in the context. I said if a function have peaks (more than 1), it must have at least 1 valley. I imagine having to brute force it, which may be completely impossible. Rick Nebel wrote a paper on it, and probably already worked...
by Robthebob
Tue May 07, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Why ITER gets all the money
Replies: 10
Views: 3643

Re: Why ITER gets all the money

sorry, whenever joe posts things in a thread, the thread just need to be put down, for everyone's sake.

You wouldnt let someone suffer this much in real life.
by Robthebob
Mon May 06, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: US Senators: What Will ITER Really Cost?
Replies: 47
Views: 9814

Re: US Senators: What Will ITER Really Cost?

Joe, how someone that knows so much about plasma physics to not know about so call good curvature and bad curvature is beyond me.
by Robthebob
Mon May 06, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Why ITER gets all the money
Replies: 10
Views: 3643

Re: Why ITER gets all the money

thread closed plz.

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