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by crowberry
Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) Fusion text
Replies: 3
Views: 1711

Re: Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) Fusion text

This is an interesting question. The contents and index of this book are available from Springer as posted in this thread http://www.talk-polywell.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4647 . I guess the net gain reactor would be discussed in chapter 13 Reactor Confinement Theory and IEC Reactor Visions . ...
by crowberry
Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 436
Views: 76564

Re: General Fusion in the news

The progress graph is on page 48 of the slide set from Japan. It is true that the graph is logarithmic and that the shown growth is faster than exponential. The headline says 2013-2014, but it is true that the x-axis of the graph is funny since it covers partly five years. Maybe the leftmost date No...
by crowberry
Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: 20 years away, and always will be
Replies: 137
Views: 15180

Re: 20 years away, and always will be

The scientific method is based on the interplay between experiments and theories. Sometimes experimental breakthroughs requires years or tens of years to have a proper theoretical explanation, like in the case of superconductivity. Hypothesises, theories and models are also made to predict the outco...
by crowberry
Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Convergent Scientific videos are up.
Replies: 12
Views: 3377

Re: Convergent Scientific videos are up.

Further speculation on input costs: Electron current from the E guns in WB6 was ~ 45 Amps during the ~0.25 seconds of high Beta and high potential well operation. This suggests that ~ 6*10^ 19 electrons per second/Watt *45 Watts = ~ 2.7 *10^21 electrons per second. This multiplied by 0.00025 second...
by crowberry
Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 818
Views: 192688

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

The Fusion Power Associates held their annual meeting on the 10th to 11th of December 2013 in Washington DC. Eric Lerner from LPP attended the meeting. The presentation slides are up on the website at http://fire.pppl.gov/fpa_annual_meet.html#2013 . The LPP presentation is here: Fusion with the Plas...
by crowberry
Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 436
Views: 76564

Re: General Fusion in the news

The Fusion Power Associates held their annual meeting on the 10th to 11th of December 2013 in Washington. General Fusion attended the meeting also this year and presented their status. The slides are up on the website at http://fire.pppl.gov/fpa_annual_meet.html#2013 . The GF presentation MTF Progre...
by crowberry
Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 20 years away, and always will be
Replies: 137
Views: 15180

Re: 20 years away, and always will be

The short answer as to why we don't have fusion breakeven shown today is the totally inadequate level of fusion research funding for more than the last 30 years, as shown in this graph. http://i.imgur.com/sjH5r.jpg This article published more than 10 years ago by Stephen O. Dean is a summary of 50 y...
by crowberry
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: An upcoming book on IEC
Replies: 3
Views: 1830

Re: An upcoming book on IEC

Some of the contents of this book can be viewed here http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-1-4614-9338-9 . The table of contents is available here http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/bfm%3A978-1-4614-9338-9%2F1.pdf and the index is availble here http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/bbm%3A978-...
by crowberry
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 16th US-Japan Workshop on IEC Fusion
Replies: 13
Views: 4854

16th US-Japan Workshop on IEC Fusion

The 16th US-Japan Workshop on IEC Fusion will be held in Madison, Wisconsin
on October 1-3, 2014. The conference web page is found at http://fti.neep.wisc.edu/iec2014.
by crowberry
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: 15th US-Japan Workshop on IECF
Replies: 19
Views: 4863

Re: 15th US-Japan Workshop on IECF

The talks are now up on the website at http://www.iae.kyoto-u.ac.jp/beam/iec2013/program.html.
There is lots of interesting stuff there.
by crowberry
Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 818
Views: 192688

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

LPP has conducted an external review by Robert L. Hirsch Stephen O. Dean, Gerald L. Kulcinski and Dennis Papadopoulos. The LPP summary can be seen here: http://www.lawrencevilleplasmaphysics.com/index.php?option=com_lyftenbloggie&view=entry&year=2013&month=12&day=10&id=112%3Afrmr...
by crowberry
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ARPA-E Fusion Workshop October 28-29
Replies: 4
Views: 2199

Re: ARPA-E Fusion Workshop October 28-29

The agenda and some of the presentations have been posted on the website at
http://arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=arpa-e-events/drivers-economical-fusion-technologies-workshop
by crowberry
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: WB-6 tests results: FOUR successful tests. Lab notes
Replies: 35
Views: 11326

Re: WB-6 tests results: FOUR successful tests. Lab notes

I guess that document is mostly of historical interest, because EMC2 has built WB7 to reproduce the WB6 results and WB8 to achieve significantly better performance than WB6. The interesting question is not how well WB6 performed, but rather how did WB7 and WB8 perform? That is of course not known. I...
by crowberry
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Exploring The Future of Energy 9th of December 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 999

Exploring The Future of Energy 9th of December 2013

This years Nobel Week Dialogue programme has the title Exploring The Future of Energy. The programme can be seen here http://www.nobelweekdialogue.org/programme/programme/ . This one day meeting is held in Gothenburg, Sweden, but by signing up for the meeting one can register for the webcast transmi...
by crowberry
Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Book by G. Miley on the history of his research
Replies: 1
Views: 2282

Book by G. Miley on the history of his research

There is a book published in 2013 by G. Miley: "Life at the Center of the Energy Crisis: A Technologist's Search for a Black Swan". Life at the Center of the Energy Crisis: A Technologist's Search for a Black Swan describes the story of the author's work and struggles in the field of energ...

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