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looking for an equation, where is the main FAQ for polywell?

Postby ohiovr » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:05 am

I have heard the claim that 9 neutrons were detected in a milisecond pulse operation of a .3 meter diameter polywell and about a miliwatt of power output was achieved with a 10,000 watt power input. There is a claim of a power scaling law (imo pretty bold to call it a law yet with not a single confirmation anywhere) that would yield a net of a gigawatt of power with a polywell that has a 10 meter diameter. Correct my facts so far as I've gathered them from a lot of unofficial sources.

This is supposed to flow from the 7th power of the diameter. And? I need a real equation that I can plug in and find the numbers myself. 1 gigawatt to 10 meters? How much power from 10.1 meters? or 9.9 meters? where does it fail to net and begin to net?

So could someone give me me an equation I could evaluate myself in the spread sheet of my choice?

Also I have tons of questions about polywell and its problems, solutions, and claims. Where is
the FAQ? Polywell should have a deep wiki by now. Where is that?

I am a layperson. I can figure out how much energy there is in a gram of a particular thermonuclear fuel if it is completely spent but I have little to no idea how to obtain the conditions required for achieving controlled fusion.

It is encouraging to think that someone from los Alamos gave up his day job to take over this endeavor I really want to believe in it.

I am skeptical of it has any chance of being commercially interesting but if it has even 1 in 100,000,000 it will work as theorized it is still a more viable solution to tokamak which has exactly 0 chance of it ever being commercially viable.

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Postby D Tibbets » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:37 am

To error is human... and I'm very human.

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Postby TallDave » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:07 pm

Actually, I .

Mine is for 100MW, but the math is similar.

Of course, a 1GW reactor would probably be limited in smallness by the ability of materials to withstand the energy density. You probably have to go as r^2 from 100MW.

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Postby Roger » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:01 pm

I like the p-B11 resonance peak at 50 KV acceleration. In2 years we'll know.

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