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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby crowberry » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:42 pm


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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby Skipjack » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:12 pm

Wow, that Princeton Professor sure hit under the belt there. The "traditional" Tokamaks are most accepted approach, but they are also the most expensive approach and they are based on concepts developed decades ago. Today, we have much better simulation and other technologies that were not available back then.

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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby crowberry » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:36 am


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Postby Skipjack » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:27 pm

Very cool! Looks like they have completed all preliminary tests satisfyingly enough to move on to the next larger reactor :)

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Postby mvanwink5 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:35 pm

Near term, cheap, dark horse fusion hits the air waves, GF - TED, LM - Announcement. The race is on.

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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby Skipjack » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:25 pm

This is so exciting! I think they are doing great! I just hope that the funding is actually coming together. So far they have achieved a lot with very little budget but at some point you have to just move on because you reach the limits of what you can do at a small scale.

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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby Ivy Matt » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:06 am

It was not so long ago that Helion seemed to be the company that wasn't getting any funding. Now it seems like they have all the right connections, even more so than EMC2. Not that I begrudge them their funding. It's nice to see some DOE money going to potential competitors to the mainline tokamak program. Here's hoping for success from Helion or someone else in 2017 or thereabouts.
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Postby Ivy Matt » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:14 am

Temperature, density, confinement time: pick any two.

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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby ladajo » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:38 pm

Helion is MSNW
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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby Skipjack » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:54 pm


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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby ladajo » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:21 pm

Close enough that you can say it as a "more or less".
Still has overlap with Slough and Kirtley. While Pihl and Votroubek were affiliated.
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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby crowberry » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:00 am

Helion Energy has a new patent ADVANCED FUEL CYCLE AND FUSION REACTORS UTILIZING THE SAME in which they describe how they plan to suppress tritium production and create helion ions for their reactor. Since they will run in a pulsed mode they will have the possibility to do fusion ash separation between each pulse. They are also thinking of breeding tritium with a lithium blanket and then allowing the tritium to decay to increase the helion production.

This patent has maybe been one reason why Helion Energy has been rather quiet on the details of their work lately compared to their competitors? The document is 22 pages long and quite easy to read.

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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby hanelyp » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:28 pm

Suppress tritium production in the fusion plasma but breed it in a blanket?

D+D => T+p , followed by likelihood of T+D reaction releasing a neutron
D+D => He3+n
Looks like unless you suppress all D+D reactions you're going to get fusion neutrons.
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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby Skipjack » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:08 am


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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby crowberry » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:06 am

Yes, you are right. I wrote suppress tritium production, when I meant suppress tritium fusion, sorry for that.


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