New Post: The Worlds' Best Plasma Trap (157k+ Views)

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New Post: The Worlds' Best Plasma Trap (157k+ Views)

Postby mattman » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:40 pm

Hello All,

The blog is now up to 157,853 (and counting) views!

RUSSIA is ALL OVER my blog! I get hundreds of views from them a week! WHY ISN'T AMERICA ACTING ON THIS?

This post has been in the hopper for a long time, proud to finally share it with everyone.

Read it here: http://www.thepolywellblog.com/2015/11/ ... -trap.html
Get it on PDF here: https://github.com/ThePolywellGuy/Posts ... 015%29.pdf

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SUMMARY:

This post lays out the history of cusp confinement and walks through EMC2 experiment. A set of approaches - field reverse configurations, polywells and the compact fusion reactor - attempt to use the plasmas magnetic properties to self-contain it. Cusp confinement is one such method which reduces plasma losses to the axes and edges of cusp. Ideally, it leads to a free-boundary plasma by plugging the cusps with a high pressure plasma, forming a field-free region. EMC2 recently provided data of such an effect. Their new polywell is safer, more efficient and reaches a magnetic density 1.5 times higher than WB6. High pressure carbon and hydrogen plasma was fired into this using JXB emitters. These emitters are modeled, along with the electron guns and trace air in the chamber. The post ends with a list of questions that need to be answered and appeal for funding.

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Re: New Post: The Worlds' Best Plasma Trap (157k+ Views)

Postby paperburn1 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:06 pm

Not the best place for this blurb but
http://phys.org/news/2015-11-discovery-confinement-state-plasma.html

The National Institutes of Natural Sciences National Institute for Fusion Science applied the "Momentary Heating Propagation Method" to the DIII-D tokamak device operated for the United States Office of Science, Department of Energy, by the General Atomics and made the important discovery of a new plasma confinement state. This discovery was introduced in the November 4, 2015, issue of Scientific Reports, a journal of the British science journal Nature group, in an article titled "Self-regulated oscillation of transport and topology of magnetic islands in toroidal plasmas."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-11-discovery- ... a.html#jCp
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