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by crowberry
Fri May 18, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: Divertor Tokamak Test facility (DTT)
Replies: 3
Views: 2254

Re: Divertor Tokamak Test facility (DTT)

krenshala wrote:So, are these 7 years to "develop the device" part of the planned time for ITER development/construction, or is this in addition to it?


The DTT targets DEMO, so my understanding is that the schedule of DTT construction is independent of the ITER schedule.
by crowberry
Wed May 16, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Divertor Tokamak Test facility (DTT)
Replies: 3
Views: 2254

Divertor Tokamak Test facility (DTT)

The Divertor Tokamak Test facility (DTT) is a superconducting tokamak costing 500 M€ to be built in Frascati, Italy to develop divertor technology for DEMO. The construction is set to start in November 2018 and it will take seven years to complete the device. The tokamak is 10 m high and has a 5 m r...
by crowberry
Wed May 16, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: DEMO summary in FPA note
Replies: 0
Views: 1915

DEMO summary in FPA note

The different worldwide DEMO activities are summarized in this FPA Fusion Program Note:
https://aries.pppl.gov/FPA/fpn18-21.shtml
by crowberry
Tue May 15, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Agenda of Fusion Power Associates annual meeting 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1962

Agenda of Fusion Power Associates annual meeting 2018

The preliminary agenda of the 2018 annual meeting of the Fusion Power Associates has been published already by now. The meeting will be held during December 4-5 in Washington, DC.

https://aries.pppl.gov/FPA/fpn18-20.shtml
by crowberry
Mon May 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device
Replies: 41
Views: 11589

Re: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device

What kind of instrumentation do you have on your current device? What value of beta have you measured on your current device? What instrumentation are you planning to have on your next device? Have you published anything on your current device? Do you plan to publish results achieved with the next d...
by crowberry
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 202
Views: 62269

Re: More Helion Energy news....

It is great that Helion Energy has been able to collect 30 MUSD over the past three years. Having their team expanded to 24 persons sounds also good. But unless they really publish something solid there could be a risk that the cash flow dries up if they encounter unexpected problems with the machin...
by crowberry
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 202
Views: 62269

Re: More Helion Energy news....

The article is interesting with the claim that Helion Energy would have a break even capable device ready this year. Experiments with a new machine will take some time just to understand it and achieve previous results. It would be really nice to have a scientific paper from Helion Energy. If they h...
by crowberry
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 150
Views: 44695

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Here is another talk by Michl Binderbauer: On TAE’s Path to Fusion, A Private-Sector Perspective http://www.firefusionpower.org/NAS_Tri-Alpha_Binderbauer_022718.pdf.
by crowberry
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 358
Views: 81042

Re: EMC2 news

EMC2 is part of this new Fusion Industry Alliance mentioned on the LPPFusion home page. The news article is rather scarce on details on this new alliance. Does anyone know something more about this?

https://lppfusion.com/new-fusion-industry-alliance-formed-lppfusion-joins/
by crowberry
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 150
Views: 44695

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

They built Norman in about nine months, but because Copernicus is a much larger and more expensive device it will take also much more time to raise the needed money and to build it. It will also not fit on their current premises as it needs more infrastructure, so they will need to move. In the talk...
by crowberry
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 150
Views: 44695

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Hopefully this talk will be webcasted and also archived for later viewing as usually is the case at PPPL. For some reason the starting time has been changed to 9:30. Dr. Michl Binderbauer will give the talk On the Path to Clean Fusion Energy at PPPL on March 17, 2018, 9:00am to 11:00am. Hopefully a...
by crowberry
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 90
Views: 28623

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Thanks RERT. Of course the tokamak people are betting on their own horse and feel sceptical about the other concepts. This is of course justified as long as tokamaks are the best performing devices around. It will be interesting to see how the field develops and what kind of concept in the end will ...
by crowberry
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 90
Views: 28623

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Thanks RERT for the Royal Society event reports! What did Daniel Clery have to say on the alternative fusion projects?
by crowberry
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 90
Views: 28623

Re: Tokamak Energy news

The shape of the plasma is important for good stability and confinement in tokamaks. In Lausanne, Switzerland there is the TCV tokamak (Tokamak à Configuration Variable) which has extra magnets for tuning the shape of the plasma. This is used for studying the properties of different plasma shapes. H...
by crowberry
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 7
Views: 3746

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

This is quite interesting for several reasons. Commonwealth Fusion Systems https://www.cfs.energy/ got their initial funding from one investor. The 50 MUSD investment is quite large for alternative fusion. The investor Eni is one of the largest energy companies in the world. This might have a positi...

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