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Kickstarting Polywell?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:58 pm
by cgray45
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?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:23 pm
by GIThruster
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.

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:43 am
by mattman

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).

Also, check out this film - "Polywell Fusion explained In 6 Easy Steps." These 6 steps are titled:

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