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by crowberry
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 487
Views: 252518

Re: General Fusion in the news

Very interesting, they are going to give a spherical shape to the shock wave by delaying the hit time of the pistons. This will also reduce mechanical stress load on the structure. It looks like a smart idea, at least in theory. Yes, you are right about their intention to use a spherical shock wave...
by crowberry
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 2021 state of the horse race: ITER vs. dark horses
Replies: 34
Views: 5078

Re: 2021 state of the horse race: ITER vs. dark horses

Even for ITER the activities are a mixture of science and technology. TFTR, JET and JT60 showed for tokamaks that the step to Q>=1 is not large, but there still remains a lot of scientific questions to address concerning tritium breeding, disruptions, ELM;s divertors and so on in addition to all the...
by crowberry
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 487
Views: 252518

Re: General Fusion in the news

General Fusion has posted a new video on this page: https://generalfusion.com/2021/03/using ... gy-future/. It seems that they have moved from a spherical geometry to a cylindrical geometry according to the 11 s long video on that page?
by crowberry
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 2021 state of the horse race: ITER vs. dark horses
Replies: 34
Views: 5078

Re: 2021 state of the horse race: ITER vs. dark horses

nTtauE.png The risk involved with the most advanced fusion projects has obviously decreased, but success is far from certain at this moment. The gain is so large that it is attractive to persons with deep pockets even if the risk of failure is still significant. This plot of the fusion triple produ...
by crowberry
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 2021 state of the horse race: ITER vs. dark horses
Replies: 34
Views: 5078

Re: 2021 state of the horse race: ITER vs. dark horses

Tokamak Energy and CFS have the advantage that they are working on tokamaks. It seems that they have been getting funding faster than their competitors with alternative concepts. The progress on HTS-magnets at TE is impressing and CFS is planning their magnet demonstration for this year. The radiati...
by crowberry
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 487
Views: 252518

Re: General Fusion in the news

Here are some details on what General Fusion is planning to do: With shovels in the ground within the next two years, the design of the Demonstration Plant is expected to introduce the world to fusion power – a path forward to mitigating climate change by integrating Science and Nature. Donaldson ad...
by crowberry
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Compact Fusion Systems
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Compact Fusion Systems

Compact Fusion Systems https://www.compactfusionsystems.com/ is one of the members of the Fusion Industry Association. They are working on MTF also inspired by the LINUS concept like General Fusion, but they are trying to design something simpler and less expensive. Compact Fusion Systems, a Santa F...
by crowberry
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 125
Views: 148276

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Tokamak Energy has made impressive progress with their magnet technology as they are now licensing it to PSI: Tokamak Energy is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Collaboration and License Agreement with the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) for the use of Tokamak Energy’s proprietary non-in...
by crowberry
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 21
Views: 28884

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

CFS has selected the site for SPARC and will start constructing in spring 2021. They plan to make their full scale magnet demonstration in June 2021:
https://cfs.energy/news-and-media/commo ... re-site-in
by crowberry
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 487
Views: 252518

Re: General Fusion in the news

It is very good news that General Fusion has raised more funding and is able to move forward with their demonstration plant. It still remains to be seen which concept(s) will work in the end and which concept(s) will not. The KSTAR tokamak in Korea run at 100 MK for 20 s, so there is still a lot of ...
by crowberry
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 125
Views: 148276

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Here is a nice video summarizing the progress at Tokamak Energy in 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSNquPUriIw.
by crowberry
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fusion Power Associates Annual Meeting 2020 presentations published
Replies: 0
Views: 1975

Fusion Power Associates Annual Meeting 2020 presentations published

The presentations from the Fusion Power Associates Annual Meeting 2020 are published on the website http://firefusionpower.org/fpa_annual_meet.html.
by crowberry
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: JET will attempt Q-record by the end of the decade
Replies: 28
Views: 23412

Re: JET will attempt Q-record by the end of the decade

The article Translating JET into ITER describes the interesting tritium-tritium and deuterium-tritium experiments at JET, which are planned to start in about two months time: https://www.iter.org/newsline/-/3520.
by crowberry
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: JET will attempt Q-record by the end of the decade
Replies: 28
Views: 23412

Re: JET will attempt Q-record by the end of the decade

The schedule for the deuterium-tritium runs on JET has slipped many times as reflected by the title of this rather old thread. This has happened for various reasons. But the preparations are coming to an end and the tritium experiments are currently scheduled for 2021. Hopefully there will be no fur...