Latest update from Alan Boyle

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Latest update from Alan Boyle

Postby rschaffer8 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:59 am


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Re: Latest update from Alan Boyle

Postby Diogenes » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:54 am

From the Article.


Who will sail past the break-even point and onward to commercialization first? As you'd expect, Park thinks it could be EMC2 Fusion. "It's not unrealistic to expect to have a working prototype and get ready for practical fusion in the next 10 years or so," he said.




Fusion seems always ten years away.
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Re: Latest update from Alan Boyle

Postby hanelyp » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:55 am

10 years ago fusion was 20 years away. We seem to be getting closer with the recent surge in small innovative concepts.
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Re: Latest update from Alan Boyle

Postby mvanwink5 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:30 pm

Nice to see Alan write a new fusion article. I wonder what triggered it?
Near term, cheap, dark horse fusion hits the air waves, GF - TED, LM - Announcement. The race is on.

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Re: Latest update from Alan Boyle

Postby mvanwink5 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:44 pm

This article may have been the trigger:
June 2, 2015
UW researchers scaling up fusion hopes with DOE grant
by Jennifer Langston
http://www.washington.edu/news/2015/06/ ... doe-grant/
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Re: Latest update from Alan Boyle

Postby TheRadicalModerate » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:22 am

mvanwink5 wrote:This article may have been the trigger:
June 2, 2015
UW researchers scaling up fusion hopes with DOE grant
by Jennifer Langston
http://www.washington.edu/news/2015/06/ ... doe-grant/


Here are the slides linked to in the press release.

This thing looks... kinda interesting. At the very least, it looks cheap. No pesky magnets, and mostly a nice, clear path to the neutron blanket (if they ever get that far, of course).

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Re: Latest update from Alan Boyle

Postby derg » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:08 am

hanelyp wrote:10 years ago fusion was 20 years away. We seem to be getting closer with the recent surge in small innovative concepts.


We are so now 19 years away...

But seriously, it has always been premature to talk with sensationalism about saving the world with fusion...the sober reality is that fusion is at TRL 6, so the enthusiasts/entrepreneurs merely need to be referred to the TRL scale, and what it means.

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Re: Latest update from Alan Boyle

Postby Giorgio » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:20 pm

mvanwink5 wrote:This article may have been the trigger:
June 2, 2015
UW researchers scaling up fusion hopes with DOE grant
by Jennifer Langston
http://www.washington.edu/news/2015/06/ ... doe-grant/

Thanks for posting it, this is really really interesting and an elegant idea indeed.
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Re: Latest update from Alan Boyle

Postby JohnP » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:48 pm

Not to disparage UW in any way, though local politics (Scott Walker & Friends) have been putting them thru the wringer:

http://host.madison.com/news/local/educ ... cc909.html

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Re: Latest update from Alan Boyle

Postby Maui » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:17 pm

... different UW...

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Re: Latest update from Alan Boyle

Postby JohnP » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:41 pm

Oops. I saw UW and assumed it was the Madison plasma folks... :?

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Re: Latest update from Alan Boyle

Postby kunkmiester » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:03 pm

There's University of Wyoming, University of Wisconsin, and University of Washington. Did I miss any UWs?
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Re: Latest update from Alan Boyle

Postby Ivy Matt » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:05 am

mvanwink5 wrote:This article may have been the trigger:
June 2, 2015
UW researchers scaling up fusion hopes with DOE grant
by Jennifer Langston
http://www.washington.edu/news/2015/06/ ... doe-grant/

From the article:
The team plans to build a new Z-pinch device at the UW by summer of 2016 and run its first fusion tests in 2017.

What is with 2017? Everybody seems to be aiming for something in 2017.
Temperature, density, confinement time: pick any two.

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Re: Latest update from Alan Boyle

Postby mvanwink5 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:14 am

:D :D :D
The new fringe fusion rule, results must be after O.
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