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by Giorgio
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Electric Fusion Systems
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Electric Fusion Systems

I imagine they are pursuing the road 7Li+p---->8Be--->2Alpha, Q=17,34MeV See page 9 here: https://www.oecd-nea.org/janis/book/book-proton.pdf The problem of this reaction is that it has an extremely low cross section. Makes me wonder how much these guys really come out with a new idea instead of jus...
by Giorgio
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fusion in HR3593, “Science for the Future Act”
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Fusion in HR3593, “Science for the Future Act”

My eyes focused on another part of your quoted section: and the support required to maintain the schedule for the U.S. contribution to the ITER international fusion project and minimize its total project cost. I hope to be wrong, but from the wording it seems like they have already clear to who and ...
by Giorgio
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 497
Views: 258778

Re: General Fusion in the news

GF's design makes it easy to build drop in retrofits for gas, oil, coal boilers. The US Gruberment is 100% stupid, left and right, does not matter. There is no reason all these fusion efforts couldn't be done here, and we have the most to gain. Stupidity is usually tied to corruption. I start cussi...
by Giorgio
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 497
Views: 258778

Re: General Fusion in the news

The news page https://generalfusion.com/2021/06/the-path-to-fusion-energy-the-fusion-demonstration-plant/ has a picture of the current view of how the fusion core of the demonstration plant will look like. You can see it better in their Youtube video of the 7 April. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by Giorgio
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 497
Views: 258778

Re: General Fusion in the news

This will be interesting to follow as the 2025 target date for starting operations is pretty aggressive.
After all it will be the second reactor ever (after JET) to be able to routinely produce fusion events from D-D reaction, and on a whole different scale.
by Giorgio
Fri May 28, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 665
Views: 269397

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: 269397

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: 269397

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: 35138

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: 210939

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: 210939

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: 210939

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: 210939

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: 137
Views: 152402

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: 137
Views: 152402

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.