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by Skipjack
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fusion in HR3593, “Science for the Future Act”
Replies: 2
Views: 59

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 Skipjack
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Electric Fusion Systems
Replies: 2
Views: 71

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 ju...
by Skipjack
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 137
Views: 152398

Re: Tokamak Energy news

HMG also throwing a little more money at TE, as well as GF... https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/minister-for-science-opens-new-high-tech-divertor-lab-at-tokamak-energy/ Good for them! I noticed that they have been doing some work on divertors. The recent super X divertor work at MAST will likely bene...
by Skipjack
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: Electric Fusion Systems
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Electric Fusion Systems

Anyone know anything about this company or the people behind it? I read through what little information they provide and it sounds like complete BS to me. For one P+Li is not entirely aneutronic. And "fusion chain reactions"? Plus there is no papers, whatsoever on their concept. I mean, I could be w...
by Skipjack
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fusion in HR3593, “Science for the Future Act”
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Fusion in HR3593, “Science for the Future Act”

Good news! Looks like this bill was amended with more funding and a mile stone based private- government collaboration for fusion. The bill extends authorizations for new and expanded fusion energy research activities authorized in the Energy Act of 2020, including support for alternative and enabli...
by Skipjack
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 497
Views: 258775

Re: General Fusion in the news

More information:
Pure DD operation for this prototype, then extrapolation to D+T. So it won't demonstrate Tritium breeding, which is going to be interesting in their design:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/06 ... ic-pistons
by Skipjack
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 497
Views: 258775

Re: General Fusion in the news

Looks like General Fusion has selected a build site for their 400 million USD fusion project. Construction will start next year! It will be built in Culham, UK, nearby JET, MAST and Tokamak Energy. The UK is really pushing fast with their fusion program and attracting a lot of talent and companies. ...
by Skipjack
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ASCENDxSummit
Replies: 0
Views: 51

ASCENDxSummit

Fusion section starts at 01:22:05. Not a whole lot of new information, but may still be interesting to some. Looks like Helicityspace and PFS/PSS are still a bit behind the other front runners, but good to see that they are making progress. https://aiaa.zoom.us/rec/play/FZo7EtNgKAmH4tGLpTQJhxMbnXYg4...
by Skipjack
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: World's most powerful magnet ready to ship
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: World's most powerful magnet ready to ship

That article seems a bit over the top. We have built much stronger magnets in the past (IIRC, the record is at 45 Tesla). It may be the biggest of the strong magnets, though.
by Skipjack
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 137
Views: 152398

Re: Tokamak Energy news

RERT wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:54 pm
Yes, but should have relatively less contact with the coolant N2, confusing the issue. Should have just used a copper tape with the same dimensions.
That is a fair point.
by Skipjack
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 137
Views: 152398

Re: Tokamak Energy news

RERT wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:11 pm
I'm sure James Randi would be suspicious about the copper being double the thickness, what with cooling being germane, and all... but I'm not really that sceptical! Can't wait to watch the superconducting follow-on to ST-40.
Well a thicker cable should have less resistance, no?
by Skipjack
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 137
Views: 152398

Re: Tokamak Energy news

New video showing how they are testing their HTSC cables:
Also shows quite neatly how differently they behave from copper cables:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNMu7n2lbsA
by Skipjack
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 264
Views: 210939

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Helion Energy is looking for a VP of engineering. Interesting.

https://jobs.lever.co/helionenergy
by Skipjack
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Compact Fusion Systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1882

Re: Compact Fusion Systems

The stealth mode applies only to the home page because other pages seem to be unchanged: https://www.compactfusionsystems.com/about https://www.compactfusionsystems.com/work https://www.compactfusionsystems.com/concept https://www.compactfusionsystems.com/contact It is strange that they are not lis...
by Skipjack
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fusion Power Associates Annual Meeting 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Fusion Power Associates Annual Meeting 2021

Excellent!