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by crowberry
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32217

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

I will point out once again, Helion is not just making Polaris to prove net electric power from fusion, they are making a fusion electric power generator FACTORY. Who else is so forward looking? Helion is accelerating commercial fusion in a real way. Not just about science, engineering, but generat...
by crowberry
Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 44
Views: 38542

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

Bob Mumgard is giving the talk Overview of the SPARC program -- goals and status at the 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics https://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP22/Session/UP11.18.
by crowberry
Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Company (Quaise Energy) plans to use fusion technology to drill for geothermal
Replies: 4
Views: 1476

Re: Company (Quaise Energy) plans to use fusion technology to drill for geothermal

Carlos Araque CEO of Quaise is giving a talk at the event SOSV Climate Tech Summit Oct. 25-26, https://sosvclimatetech.com/speakers/.
by crowberry
Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32217

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

David Kirtley is giving this talk at the 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics https://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP22/Session/BO03.10 . He is also giving a talk at the event SOSV Climate Tech Summit Oct. 25-26, https://sosvclimatetech.com/star-power-the-future-of-nuclear-fusion-w...
by crowberry
Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Replies: 0
Views: 133

64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics

The abstracts for the 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics taking place October 17-21, 2022 in Spokane, Washington are available at [url]]https://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP22/[/url. General Fusion, TAE Technologies and Zap Energy have several contributions to this conference a...
by crowberry
Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 579
Views: 310066

Re: General Fusion in the news

Previously General Fusion was targeting 2025 as the year when their Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP) would start operating. For some reason GF now states on their homepage that the FDP start of operations will happen in 2027. The delay is of course unfortunate but hopefully Zap Energy and Helion Ene...
by crowberry
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 436
Views: 408880

Re: EMC2 news

It is about ten months since Ladajo mentioned simulation work going on at EMC2. I guess we just need to be patient and one day we might have some more news on EMC2?
by crowberry
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Avalanche Energy
Replies: 16
Views: 3109

Re: Avalanche Energy

LPPF has struggled with arcing in their HV-switches and they describe their plans to mitigate arcing in their latest newsletter. https://www.lppfusion.com/storage/LPPFu ... 0-2022.pdf
by crowberry
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Avalanche Energy
Replies: 16
Views: 3109

Re: Avalanche Energy

In the contributions of the 20th US-Japan Workshop on Fusion Neutron Sources for Nuclear Assay and Alternate Applications at https://blog.umd.edu/iecf/posterspresentations/ it is reported that the University of Wisconsin-Madision IECF-group managed to their Homer fusor at 200 kV. See these two prese...
by crowberry
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sabine Hossenfelder on nuclear fusion
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Sabine Hossenfelder on nuclear fusion

Skipjack wrote:
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:34 pm
For more information on definitions of Q, check the paper by Scott Hsu and Sam Wurzel:
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2105.10954.pdf
The final version of this paper has been published in Physics of Plasmas as open access, so it can be downloaded here: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0083990 .
by crowberry
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lauching a Fusion Reactor into Space?
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Lauching a Fusion Reactor into Space?

Avalanche Energy is discussed in this thread: https://www.talk-polywell.org/bb/viewto ... =10&t=6514.
by crowberry
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Avalanche Energy
Replies: 16
Views: 3109

Re: Avalanche Energy

The article in GeekWire mentions them aiming for 600 kV, which is indeed quite a lot. The University of Wisconsin-Madison IEC has worked on building fusors reaching 300 kV, https://fti.neep.wisc.edu/fti.neep.wisc.edu/presentations/bonomo_iec2012.pdf . That presentation is already ten years old, so I...
by crowberry
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 246
Views: 227704

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

A detailed summary of the TAE Technologies achievements was given by Michl Binderbauer on the 5th of May 2022 with the title Burning plasma aspects and reactor concept based on the FRC approach, https://www.burningplasma.org/resources ... -04-22.pdf.
by crowberry
Mon May 16, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: ARPA-E Fusion Annual Meeting 2022
Replies: 1
Views: 691

Re: ARPA-E Fusion Annual Meeting 2022

Some of the contributions of the ARPA-E meeting have now been published on the website.
by crowberry
Mon May 16, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: ZAP Energy News
Replies: 41
Views: 7238

Re: ZAP Energy News

Zap Energy is doing great progress with FuZE and it will be very interesting to see how their soon to begin research with FuZE-Q will work out. The latest status of Zap Energy can be read from this ARPA-E presentation: https://arpa-e.energy.gov/sites/default ... Nelson.pdf.