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Why does it cost so much ?

Postby ravingdave » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:24 pm

One of the most beautiful things about the Polywell reactor concept is that it's simple. It should likewise be relatively inexpensive. Why does it need 200 million dollars to build it ? Perhaps i'm horribly naive, but I'm thinking the thing could be built for less than a million, perhaps even as little as a hundred thousand.

If we had someone with a notion like Harry Broderick...

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I bet this thing would get built.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSsqsbv0FWg



What's the biggest expense ? Vacum Chamber and Pumps ? Power Supply ? Superconducting Wire ?

I think a dedicated amatuer could cobble all this stuff together rather inexpensively. Maybe not for a 100K, but surely for a million.

Too bad John Carmack already found something to work on.

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Postby MSimon » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:58 am

Yeah, a 5 to 20 MW 100KV HV low ripple DC supply for only $1 million. Got a broker?

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Postby Roger » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:58 pm

I like the p-B11 resonance peak at 50 KV acceleration. In2 years we'll know.

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