Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby Skipjack » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:04 pm

That video is interesting, but does not add a whole lot of new information. They make it sound like they have already achieved everything they are selling. If so that would be a scientific sensation. But... noone is talking about it. So why isnt there a paper in nature yet?

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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 crowberry » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:53 pm

I read through the patent application. I think that the nautilus compressor looks like a rather promising device.
First they make a hot and dense enough compact toroid (CT) plasma that is injected into the nautilus compressor with a high speed (about c/10 in the video). As the CT moves down the spiral it is compressed because the spiral has a decreasing radius. As the CT is compressed it is also heated from its initial temperature. At the centre of the device the CT has been compressed and heated so much that it reaches a high enough temperature and density for fusion to occur. To get as much as possible fusion reactions to occur the CT is allowed to circle around the burn chamber many times for some ms until neutral gas is injected and the device is emptied with a vacuum pump for the next pulse.
So the spiral device does several things:
1) It increases the density of the CT
2) It increases the temperature of the CT
3) The rotational movement around the burn chamber allows for a long enough reaction time to maximize the amount of fusion reactions
4) This geometry keeps the overall dimensions of the device small
The energy released per injection and the repetition rate will determine the power output of the device.
In the patent document it is said:
"It is to be understood that a variety of gasses, including but not limited to: hydrogen, deuterium, deuterium-tritium mixtures, pure tritium, helium-3, diborane and mixtures thereof can be used with the compression apparatus of the invention."
So they are even considering to run the nautilus compressor using the pB11 reaction.
On the video they are suggesting that the nautilus compressor could scale up for use on ships...
But to really judge the potential of this device one would need solid data on its performance.

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby Torulf2 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:53 am

I think this will have to much friction, erosion and contamination of the plasma.

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby crowberry » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:27 pm


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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby Skipjack » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:07 pm

Is there any 3rd party review to back up the claims these guys are making?

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby crowberry » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:22 am


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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby Skipjack » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:10 pm


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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby crowberry » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:13 am


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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby crowberry » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:02 pm


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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby mvanwink5 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:58 pm

For the Sorlox nautilus compressor, I don't understand what keeps the plasma from interacting with the metal wall. Other FRC's and GF use magnetic fields for actual compression of the plasma so wall interaction should not be an issue. At least that is my thinking.
Near term, cheap, dark horse fusion hits the air waves, GF - TED, LM - Announcement. The race is on.

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby crowberry » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:56 pm


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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

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Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Postby mvanwink5 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:09 pm

Crowberry, thanks, that certainly makes sense. Why the nautilus shape though?
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