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What is your expectations about the new research being conducting? The Polywell will ...:

Get break-even conditions with high possibilities of success
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44%
Get break-even conditions with medium possibilities of success
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33%
Get break-even conditions with low possibilities of success
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No votes
Improve confinement and fusions compared to fusors but not reaching break-even
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17%
Get normal fusor operation results
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No votes
Get worse results than a normal fusor
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6%
 
Total votes: 18

jlumartinez
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Expectations about Polywell

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What is your expectations about the Polywell potential as full-sized reactor? The Polywell will ...:
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Shubedobedubopbopbedo
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Post by Shubedobedubopbopbedo »

I think it will do better than a normal fusor. In fact, I think Dr. Bussard already did that with his WB6 reactor. However, breakeven won't happen unless, as Dr. B predicts, it is scaled up enormously ($250 million). And his scaling rule won't be proven until WB7 and WB8 are built. So, I'm voting half-way here: better than a normal fusor, but not yet achieving breakeven.

jlumartinez
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Post by jlumartinez »

Sorry, the question is about the full-size reactor (2 meter of diameter --> R&D phase 2). A big Polywell will...:

Nanos
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Post by Nanos »

I too went for;

> Improve confinement and fusions compared to fusors
> but not reaching break-even

Roger
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Post by Roger »

WB7 will be 3 times more efficient than WB6 when it comes to electron losses.
I like the p-B11 resonance peak at 50 KV acceleration. In2 years we'll know.

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Post by rexxam62 »

I expect absolutely nothing but I want Dr Bussard to get a fair chanse to test out his theories. Fully funded and with no strings attached to know once and for all if this concept has any merit. We all know fusion can work (The Sun). We just need to find the right concept to get it to work. And his is as good as any. :!:

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