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University of Washington dynomak

Postby Enginerd » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:04 pm

“Right now, this design has the greatest potential of producing economical fusion power of any current concept,” said Thomas Jarboe, a UW professor of aeronautics and astronautics and an adjunct professor in physics.
http://www.washington.edu/news/2014/10/ ... than-coal/
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Re: University of Washington dynomak

Postby AcesHigh » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:26 pm


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Re: University of Washington dynomak

Postby mvanwink5 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:40 pm

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

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Re: University of Washington dynomak

Postby TallDave » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:56 pm

As best I can tell, just another tokamak/spheromak variant. I wouldn't expect dramatically different results.

http://meeting.aps.org/Meeting/DPP14/Session/UP8.62

http://plasma.aa.washington.edu/aps2004 ... S_2004.pdf

They do claim to get high beta.
n*kBolt*Te = B**2/(2*mu0) and B^.25 loss scaling? Or not so much? Hopefully we'll know soon...

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Re: University of Washington dynomak

Postby AcesHigh » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:59 pm


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Re: University of Washington dynomak

Postby AcesHigh » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:12 pm

Derek Sutherland answered my invitation to post here
"You're welcome to post that on Polywell forum. Believe me, I'm not anti-anytype of fusion that has some scientific basis. I'm just skeptical of fusion claims, as any scientist should be. I have talked with EMC2 before, and actually have been to their lab. Some of the high-confinement mode results in a polywell configurations were pretty interesting, but I'm more focused and interested in more traditional magnetic fusion devices since they, frankly, just perform the best. Spheromaks are derivatives of our mainstream cousins, which is why I have some hope of such a configuration working in the long run. Please contact me directly going forward instead of the comments section; I don't want to clutter it up."


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