Kickstarting Polywell?

Discuss funding sources for polywell research, including the non-profit EMC2 Fusion Development Corporation, as well as any other relevant research efforts.

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cgray45
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Kickstarting Polywell?

Postby cgray45 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:58 pm

So a question-- I don't believe any kickstarter project has come close to the money needed for polywell, but if someone tried, what would be the requirements of such a project?
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Postby GIThruster » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:23 pm

Given Poly has multi-million dollar support from DoD, I doubt you could sell it as a Kickstart project, which is really for unfunded projects.
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Postby mattman » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:43 am

Charles,

Dr. Joel Roger wanted 240,000 for a test machine.

I think some computers with some MCNP code and about 18 months of salary for 1-2 qualified people should be a enough to determine if the Polywell has any modes of operation, or a resonance condition. (say 100,000).

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1. Electrons emitted, fall
2. Electrons caught by rings
3. Electrons trapped by rings
4. Electron cloud trapped
5. Deuterium puffed in, ionizes
6. Ions fall, hit, fuse

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