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Skipjack
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby Skipjack » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:57 pm

Depends on the CPU. Also, why not run it on the GPU?

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby paperburn1 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:07 pm

Has anybody else heard rumors of Thailand looking real hard at polywell in the past few months at Ongkharak Nuclear Research Centre.
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby paperburn1 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:48 pm

http://www.irs.uni-stuttgart.de/publika ... _final.pdf

Up up and away
The short-term goal for IEC development is to
promote the IEC thruster concept to TRL3 by the end of
2019. Several verification processes are required to
achieve this goal, such verification of IEC operation
characteristics, extracted plasma properties, and thrust
performance. Currently, tank 12 vacuum system is
prepared for testing of 1kW-scale EP device.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... via%3Dihub
The NPR of the D–T fuel mixture with a 50%–50% ratio is approximately 250 times that of pure fuel. (in simulation)
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby krenshala » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:34 pm

Interesting read.

Is it me, or does this design seem to be about where Dr. Bussard was about 15 to 20 years ago?

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby paperburn1 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:38 am

paperburn1 wrote:Has anybody else heard rumors of Thailand looking real hard at polywell in the past few months at Ongkharak Nuclear Research Centre.


Thailand has decided to go with china and a tokamak, partly because a lack of support from our government for polywell.
China donates its HT-6M tokamak to Thailand, fuelling China-Thai fusion exploration
https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opi ... actor-saga


at least our side is starting to wake up about fusion
At the behest of the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine released a plan in December 2018 for advancing fusion research whether or not the U.S. continues its participation in ITER. Although the report encourages continued U.S. participation in ITER, it also advocates for the creation of a national research program that can draw on ITER discoveries while ensuring that the U.S. can remain competitive in the energy landscape of the future.
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby paulsheer » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:20 pm

added the patent info to wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polywell#Going_public

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby pdxpyro » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:24 pm

Interesting. In all my years of lurking on this site, I've never looked at the Wikipedia article. If I wanted to stay informed regarding fusion efforts (especially EMC2), I always visited, well . . . here! Thanks for the link below!

paulsheer wrote:added the patent info to wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polywell#Going_public


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