Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Plurb
User Rank
Author
re: Fusion reactors inch toward commercialization
Plurb   12/8/2008 4:34:44 PM
NO RATINGS
I started as a R&D Tech at Eimac/Varian on the Megawatt Project in the mid 70's and I have watched the science evolve on Fusion. We are probably a lot closer than the researchers realize as they tend to stand too close to the action. I have always wondered why the toroidal shape for confinement? It would seem that since you are using magnetic fields genereated by RF the shape could be any kind of thermos bottle. Why not cylindrical and for that reason why not set up a confinement field of standing waves like a Klystron or a Flourescent Tube?

truant
User Rank
Author
re: Fusion reactors inch toward commercialization
truant   12/5/2008 3:35:16 PM
NO RATINGS
The ITER is the wrong answer. It is Negative power, and there is no plan to make it Positive power. MIT is going to add megawatts to the Negative power output. Polywell is the only viable fusion solution, it holds the world's record for DD fusions/second (at 10^9) and the cost is trivial compared to the ITER. It's Great science though! Keep it up.



Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST

What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.

Brought to you by:

Most Recent Comments
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
The LTC2380-24 is a versatile 24-bit SAR ADC that combines ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
02:46
Wireless Power enables applications where it is difficult ...
07:41
LEDs are being used in current luxury model automotive ...
With design sizes expected to increase by 5X through 2020, ...
01:48
Linear Technology’s LT8330 and LT8331, two Low Quiescent ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
05:27
The LT8602 has two high voltage buck regulators with an ...
05:18
Silego Technology’s highly versatile Mixed-signal GreenPAK ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
01:34
Why the multicopter? It has every thing in it. 58 of ...
Security is important in all parts of the IoT chain, ...
Infineon explains their philosophy and why the multicopter ...
The LTC4282 Hot SwapTM controller allows a board to be ...
This video highlights the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC, and sho...
Homeowners may soon be able to store the energy generated ...
The LTC®6363 is a low power, low noise, fully differential ...
See the Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGA with 32.75G backplane ...
Vincent Ching, applications engineer at Avago Technologies, ...