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by ohiovr
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Nano-Z-Mak proposal
Replies: 0
Views: 2198

Nano-Z-Mak proposal

Following the work of the late George Klir: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/2178800_The_Study_of_a_Fibre_Z-Pinch An relatively unknown scientist that was fairly and practically more decorated than Einstein… [ there is no reason to believe such genius level scientists can’t go unnoticed by p...
by ohiovr
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Using gravity to create a self sustaining thermonuclear reaction
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: Using gravity to create a self sustaining thermonuclear reaction

Looks like radiation pressure for squeezing fuel is the way to go. I forgot about the supreme difficulty of keeping this kind of pressure under wraps with an open container. Albert Einstein might find the circulating fusion plasma enterprise an example of his pop psychology in action for much of the...
by ohiovr
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Using gravity to create a self sustaining thermonuclear reaction
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: Using gravity to create a self sustaining thermonuclear reaction

Ivy Matt wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:40 am
Interesting. Could this be interpreted as a refinement of the "elephant" idea?
Certainly think so, after all the machine costs a lot more and is much more dangerous than an elephant.

Might need to get Lockheed on it.
by ohiovr
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Using gravity to create a self sustaining thermonuclear reaction
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: Using gravity to create a self sustaining thermonuclear reaction

I just realized how stupid this approach is. 256 KG of TNT is easy to find in an old A bomb arsenal. And it is a heck of a lot harder to compress solid plutonium than it is water. And with a piston, well you'd need a pyrophyllite (pipestone) gasket and that is going to absorb a lot of the impact ene...
by ohiovr
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Using gravity to create a self sustaining thermonuclear reaction
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: Using gravity to create a self sustaining thermonuclear reaction

But a bad mind is a terrible thing to waste. I'm still on the case. Tomorrow I'll have the final answer.
by ohiovr
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Using gravity to create a self sustaining thermonuclear reaction
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: Using gravity to create a self sustaining thermonuclear reaction

After consulting with others I have found that: 1. The engineering difficulty is too high. 2. Even if it did work as planned, the energy release would probably tear the whole thing to smithereens. (200 KG TNT equivalent after 5 productive reflective shockwaves) 3. Gravity is a ruse here I have to ad...
by ohiovr
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Using gravity to create a self sustaining thermonuclear reaction
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Using gravity to create a self sustaining thermonuclear reaction

I’ve been informed by a mad scientist that there is simply no way that high explosives could achieve thermonuclear fusion. I kind of wish I got a better analysis but I understand the skepticism. The only way it could be worse is if I proposed using tiny piezo electric ceramics as the driving mechani...
by ohiovr
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: The world's worst reactor idea: The OhioVR mantis reactor
Replies: 6
Views: 1553

Re: The world's worst reactor idea: The OhioVR mantis reactor

It was just a joke, obviously, a throwaway example of a fusion "concept" someone might dream up but never realistically implement. I found the post . The context was Chris's list of fusion technologies, and particularly what sort of concepts should be excluded from the list: Well, I think someone s...
by ohiovr
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tokamak reactors could be practical with this one weird trick
Replies: 12
Views: 2669

Re: Tokamak reactors could be practical with this one weird trick

There is this company called lightmatter who is working on photonic quantum computing that is 7 times more efficient than the most powerful GPU processors on earth. The proliferation of these and proper simulation software may allow for vastly cheaper experimental apparatuses. Supercomputers that fi...
by ohiovr
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tokamak reactors could be practical with this one weird trick
Replies: 12
Views: 2669

Re: Tokamak reactors could be practical with this one weird trick

I believe the solution is not going to come from our minds but from our eyes. Observation will lead us to the promise of fusion power. Mold grows and dies all the time. Someone was growing bacteria once in petri dishes while he was growing mold. Some fellow found bacteria being destroyed in a mold g...
by ohiovr
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tokamak reactors could be practical with this one weird trick
Replies: 12
Views: 2669

Re: Tokamak reactors could be practical with this one weird trick

I think the story of fusion is exactly that, a story. Cheap, unlimited power. But when you do a simple look around at all the by products it is anything but cheap. It isn't safe. It isn't unlimited. It is nearly always a giant boondoggle. People who offer a tiny spark of hope get shunned. There is n...
by ohiovr
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tokamak reactors could be practical with this one weird trick
Replies: 12
Views: 2669

Re: Tokamak reactors could be practical with this one weird trick

That and he hated his most successful invention.. The Television :mrgreen:
by ohiovr
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tokamak reactors could be practical with this one weird trick
Replies: 12
Views: 2669

Re: Tokamak reactors could be practical with this one weird trick

I think the fact that some other fusion researcher thought of it first shows it's an idea that is (or was) worth trying out. I'd be interested in seeing what the actual experimental results were, and what the rationale was for not pursuing it further. There's a difference between "We already tried ...
by ohiovr
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The world's worst reactor idea: The OhioVR mantis reactor
Replies: 6
Views: 1553

Re: The world's worst reactor idea: The OhioVR mantis reactor

Zap balloons of deuterium gas? Tell me more...