Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamos

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Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamos

Postby DeltaV » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:56 pm


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Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

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Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

Postby Stubby » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:44 pm

Rabbit Technologies!

great name. didn't notice that before.
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Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

Postby quixote » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:28 am

Thanks, and good find, DeltaV. This is encouraging to me as it suggests an answer to the question of why Nebel would leave EMC if PolyWell was really viable.

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Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

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Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

Postby TDPerk » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:54 am

If Polywell works well, the direct conversion technologies would benefit hugely from such DC-to-DC conversion.
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Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

Postby kcdodd » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:25 am

Plus, he would own that patent.
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Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

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Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

Postby DeltaV » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:02 pm

This also makes me feel better about Nebel leaving (temporarily?) EMC2.

Nebel is the Polywell theorist. Park is the Polywell experimentalist. Nebel may simply have run out of things to do while Park collects data.

Nebel may already be thinking about merging his transformer idea with a Polywell. What a great synergy that would be, assuming good DC-DC conversion efficiency, shared vacuum chamber, etc.

It's not clear to me, however, how well this would integrate with Polywell's high-energy alpha particle stream outputs. Maybe direct-conversion (alphas-to-voltage) becomes simpler? But, if the DC-DC process requires a reasonably steady plasma, hitting that with GWs of alphas would be ill-advised. May need to stick with the baseline direct conversion grids feeding UHVDC to a separate DC-DC transformer in its own vacuum chamber.

Nebel's "Bismark" device (page 28) looks compact and is hopefully scalable.

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Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

Postby TallDave » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:15 pm

Well, Exelon is certainly a serious player. Hope this works out for Rick!

I wonder what the voltage limits are, and how noisy the output is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC-to-DC_converter
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Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

Postby ladajo » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:18 pm

There is certainly a need.
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Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

Postby krenshala » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:35 pm

I can definitely see this applying to the direct conversion aspects of a p-B11 Polywell.

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Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

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Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

Postby DeltaV » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:57 am

@MSimon or JoeStrout
Why did you change the link in post 1 to a quote? Did ladailypost complain about too many hits?

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