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Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby rcain » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:44 pm

http://www.sorlox.com/company.html


- anyone know anything about them/their idea?

1st time i've come across them. unfortunatly cant find any technical info, patents or maths to go with it either. looks quite an interesting 'idea' nontheless.

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby hanelyp » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:36 pm

At least 4 of the 5 images on their front page are high quality renderings of digital models. They probably have someone good with povRay. The mechanism shown a the bottom of their front page looks like it's supposed to shoot FRC plasma packets down a tapering spiral passage which is supposed to compress it. If a tapering pipe could compress such a plasma without overwhelming losses, the spiral is another factor to mess it up.
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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby rcain » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:01 pm

re: images - agreed - though the pic on http://www.sorlox.com/government.html looks real enough.

i can only find one other reference to them on the web - http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 83735.html

they claim to have built & tested a V1 already under DARPA contract & r awaiting a 'delayed' stage 2 contract (for break-even within 18 months no less!).

can find nothing about CTO Dr Brent Freeze (sounds like a super-villain from spiderman comix).

just really suprised nothing has come up on the radar before. ever so slightly suspicious.

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby mattman » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:02 pm

Hey,

Based on what they have here - I take it their idea is to send plasma at high speeds towards a "pinch" at the end of a tube.

If that is the deal then:

1. how is it possible the plasma is not conducted away by the metal surfaces?

2. What is the plasma speed? Temperature? I assume this is deuterium gas.

I will say - one innovation that is key is the size of this chamber. Its small. That makes getting the vacuum needed for experimentation much easier.

I would want to see papers, movies, an explanation of how this "Energy Production Process" works. It is to their credit that they got some SBIRs.

Also, It seems like they have a product for making D2 gas.

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby chrismb » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:23 pm

It seems impossible to see what possible benefit sending an FRC around such a long spiral could achieve.

If there was any benefit whatsoever, it'd follow a spiral that turns in on itself as quickly as possible, one turn. or better still, straight into a short cone (maybe like Helion Energy's FRC collider).

All such a long tube would seem to possibly achieve is thermal loss to the lining.

But the FRC would end up gimballing around, in any case, due to the gyroscopic effect of it trying to maintain its axis of rotation.

This appears to be a case-in-point of what happens when too much Gov money pumps too many gravy-train schemes.

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby kcdodd » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:43 pm

Nm.
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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby seedload » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:01 pm

Come on, the thing has a "Nautilus Compressor" chamber with a "low atomic number inner wall coating" that feeds into a "burn chamber" all working in concert to crush the "Compact Torus Plasma Structure" otherwise known as the "Compact Toroid Plasma Structure" otherwise known as the "Compressed FRC Plasma" into a little tiny ball that absolutely MUST be fusing! It looks so frickin' cool that there is no doubt they must be able to break even!

Plus, looking at the pictures, it is apparent that it has a second use as a baseball pitching machine.

In all seriousness, there is more information on the page about how to get deuterium ("from your local gas supply company") than there is on the theory of the device. And, regarding funding from DARPA, didn't DARPA fund a break even pB11 fusion on a microchip research program just a few years ago. I am not sure that past funding by DARPA is great testimony. In fact, getting your funding canceled by DARPA probably says a lot more.
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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby KitemanSA » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:19 am

DARPA is supposed to reach. If more than half of their projects succeed, they ain't reaching far enough.

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby seedload » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:10 am

Stick the thing in a tub of water! Sheesh!

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby KitemanSA » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:00 pm


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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby seedload » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:25 pm

Stick the thing in a tub of water! Sheesh!


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