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by prestonbarrows
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Polywell simulation benchmarks
Replies: 30
Views: 14592

Re: Polywell simulation benchmarks

Thanks for the reply. It will take me some time to digest all of that. Is the IAF paper you mention "The Advent of Clean Nuclear Fusion: Superperformance Space Power and Propulsion" from 2006? I'm pretty sure have a copy and will have to revisit it. It is interesting that they injected the electrons...
by prestonbarrows
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Polywell simulation benchmarks
Replies: 30
Views: 14592

Re: Polywell simulation benchmarks

Nice work Preston. Good start. What are you running this on? What kind of density can you support with what run times? Right now in the debugging phase I'm just running on my home PC; an average i7 nothing too fancy. The basic requirements for PIC accuracy are ω_p*∆t < 0.2 and λ_D/∆x > 2 where ω_p ...
by prestonbarrows
Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Polywell simulation benchmarks
Replies: 30
Views: 14592

Polywell simulation benchmarks

Been lurking a while, first time post. I have been working on a 3D PIC code of a polywell. Currently, I have a basic working model that qualitatively seems to behave reasonably. Static, external, electric potentials and solenoid currents are defined and the resulting fields calculated. Macroparticle...