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Yet another Polywell website

Postby classicpenny » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:04 am

I threw out much of my old website at www.polywellnuclearfusion.com and installed a new one at the same address. I guess mostly I was responding to Rich Nebel's comment in Talk-Polywell the other day,"This is not the way one would like to run a program, but you have to play the cards you're dealt.” But partly I was responding to my lack of success, so far, in convincing my Congressman and my Senators that Polywell merits some serious attention;and partly I was responding to my failure to get "clean nuclear fusion" into the "official" local Democratic list of suggested "alternates" to fossil fuels, at my local County convention.

My intent for the new website is this: To secure adequate funding for development of the p-B polywell by convincing decision makers, and those who influence them, that such funding is in the best interest of our entire planet. To convince my skeptical “blue” friends (who listen to ElRushbo in fascinated horror) that “alternative energy” is not sufficient, biofuels are especially bad, and p-B nuclear fusion can be clean and safe. To convince my skeptical “red” friends (who believe that Rush really is right) that -global warming or not- fossil Fuels are bad, biofuels are bad, nuclear fission is not a particularly good alternative, and p-B nuclear fusion can give America energy independence. To convince disbelieving middle and high school students that people really do need science and math to solve important problems. And to convince everyone that there are some issues where universal agreement is possible, and there really can be hope for the future.

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Postby drmike » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:26 am

I think the first page is great, and while I was staring at the p->B11 diagram I thought "this is fission, not fusion!" That might be a useful marketing tool someday :)

Instead of a neutron splitting a nucleus, you use a proton. You are still splitting, unless you can get gammas out and leave C12. Now I have to go look up life times....

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Postby Keegan » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:21 pm

Hey classicpenny all the best in spreading the good word.

That p+B11 diagram you have drives me nuts :roll: I captured the same image from the 2006 IAC paper and i have it on my Ipod touch to back me up when i talk to people about fusion. Its a pretty simple reaction where a Proton and a Boron give you 3 Heliums.

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People always seemed to get confused when i showed them that picture.

I never really understood untill i looked at it myself and realised that it is confusing !

Too much information for the common joe.

I found this animation which is exponentially more effective as a learning aid

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I tell people the polywell story, show people that animation on my ipod, Quote E-MC2 and always get the point across.

Too bad none of them have had venture capital..... yet .... 8)
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Postby MSimon » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:09 pm

Keegan,

Nice animation.


I got a venture capital offer on one of my blogs yesterday. It is about the 3rd or 4th I have had (most private or semi private) in the last year.

I expect that once the experiments are done and positive results announced there will be plenty more.

I have a contact who tells me there is more money out there chasing alternative energy than there are projects to absorb it.

The next bubble.

So get your business plan ready and your management team in place.

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Postby Average Joe » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:53 am

Isn't it both fusion and fision?

That leads me to a question that you smart guys will think is elementary but I've been wondering about. What exactly imparts the high energy levels to the three helium atoms? Carbon12 breaks down into a berylium and a helium and the berylium breaks down into two helium. What about the splitting provides the power?

Do the first output helium and the second two output heliums have the same energy when the heavier atoms split?

My amateur understanding of uranium/plutonium fission is that the energy comes from neutrons freed from the nucleus when the nuclear strong force is overcome. With p-B11 fision is it the same force but applied to the entire atom rather than just the neutron?

Why are the output heliums so energetic?
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