Fusion Discussion on Reddit

If polywell fusion is developed, in what ways will the world change for better or worse? Discuss.

Moderators: tonybarry, MSimon

[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1236: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable
mattman
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 11:14 pm
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1236: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Fusion Discussion on Reddit

Postby mattman » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:13 pm


hanelyp
Posts: 2255
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:50 pm
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1236: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Postby hanelyp » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:21 pm

The Lawson criteria is a statement relating how long energy must be contained within the reactor to plasma density for fusion output to pay back the energy invested. In this form it applies to the polywell. It can also be applied as a relation between fusion energy production and leakage, relevant to ignition.

The Rider thesis, as I understand it, is based on theory developed for devices like the tokomak, which is wholly insufficient for a device where electric potentials comparable to particle energy is a key feature.

ladajo
Posts: 6204
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:18 pm
Location: North East Coast
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1236: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Postby ladajo » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:16 am

The development of atomic power, though it could confer unimaginable blessings on mankind, is something that is dreaded by the owners of coal mines and oil wells. (Hazlitt)
What I want to do is to look up C. . . . I call him the Forgotten Man. (Sumner)


[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1236: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1236: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Return to “Implications”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests