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by Giorgio
Fri May 28, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 665
Views: 269081

Re: BLP news

Ten years ago, it was Jan 2011 when all the drama started.

Time flies.....
by Giorgio
Fri May 28, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 665
Views: 269081

Re: BLP news

Also worth mentioning that an experimental report written and signed by an employee of a company should be called "Internal report" and not "validation report". Publicizing it as a "validation report" is misleading, to say the least. Anyhow, is not like these guys ever cared about scientific moral i...
by Giorgio
Fri May 28, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 665
Views: 269081

Re: BLP news

Even more funny is the PDF of the test report. Because is just too easy to have a simple "electric energy in" = n times the "Mass of cooling water out" by it's "delta Temperature". Is much better to boil off water and invoke a dozen of different variables and assumptions! The last time I saw such a ...
by Giorgio
Wed May 26, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Spherical Tokamaks
Replies: 37
Views: 35067

Re: Spherical Tokamaks

Well, is a great news indeed. I was waiting for these results since they finished upgrading MAST at the end of last year. The results seems even better than the simulation, if confirmed this is really a solution to the biggest issue we had to date for a working fusion reactor. Finally some interesti...
by Giorgio
Fri May 21, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 264
Views: 210661

Re: More Helion Energy news....

The FDR development stopped because they ran out of money. They had collected some good data from actual experiments at the time (liner compression, etc). They even observed the same plasma jets that they are now seeing in the Helion reactor. Of course for a FDR, that is a desirable property. I rea...
by Giorgio
Fri May 21, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 264
Views: 210661

Re: More Helion Energy news....

If I remember well the research on the Fusion Driven Rocket of MSNW slowed down quite a lot from their initial phase 2 NIAC grant. They probably hit some technological/physical limit that prevented further development. I didn't know that Dr. Cohen had a working prototype. Is than an "engine" prototy...
by Giorgio
Fri May 21, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 264
Views: 210661

Re: More Helion Energy news....

In honor of truth, nothing interesting has ever happened on the fusion space propulsion front, apart from financing toward academic efforts to foresee potential use of fusion reaction as a propulsion medium. Unfortunately most of these (and future) works do not have any real potential to ever be dev...
by Giorgio
Sun May 16, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 264
Views: 210661

Re: More Helion Energy news....

From what I understand, the deposition is from erosion in the unshielded part of the divertor. Basically what happens is that the fusion reaction creates a very high energy jet on axis. The divertor in this case is used not for electricity production but to slow down that jet. From my knowledge, th...
by Giorgio
Sun May 16, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 135
Views: 152088

Re: Tokamak Energy news

So, due to power load being 1/20 of commercial machine, they opted for a molybdenum copper chrome zirconium alloy divertor. Seems like they made same decision as of TAE, as we was discussing in the other thread. When different teams start to adopt similar solutions it either means that we reached th...
by Giorgio
Sat May 15, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 135
Views: 152088

Re: Tokamak Energy news

If they was able to scale from their lab prototype to a full size element while keeping the prototype values of 24.4T /21K, than is indeed an impressive feat.
They might end up making more money with their REBCO IP and technology than with fusion.
by Giorgio
Sat May 15, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 215
Views: 197074

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Dr. Jaeyoung Park is a co-author of the paper, and his affiliation is given as "TAE Technologies, Inc." When did that happen? Nice job spotting it. If I remember well i recently read that EMC2 run out of funds in 2019 and shut all operations. With is experience he is a good assets for any company o...
by Giorgio
Sat May 15, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 264
Views: 210661

Re: More Helion Energy news....

It might not be a good news because if it is only deposition they might have 2 problems to solve, deposition on the divertors and erosion in some other part of the machine.
by Giorgio
Sun May 09, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Physics is imaginary
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: Physics is imaginary

Imaginary numbers [irrational would be more correct] are a necessity that arise to patch our primordial wrong belief that nature was based on a linear [Cartesian] type of math. As our understanding of more complex phenomena increased we hit the limit of the rational and Cartesian way of expressing n...
by Giorgio
Fri May 07, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 264
Views: 210661

Re: More Helion Energy news....

I would love to see the data of those 16 months of test run.
by Giorgio
Wed May 05, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Article on laser driven pB11 fusion
Replies: 13
Views: 18701

Re: Article on laser driven pB11 fusion

That was a good hint. I made few searches and I found that the The Texas Petawatt Laser (TPW) has been planning an upgrade since several years and now is implementing it in these months. The new facility will be called "Texas Relativistic Intensity Ultrafast Multi-beam Plasma science Facility, or TR...