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Indagare
2012-Jul-08, 12:23 AM
I found a couple articles:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/01/100128-nuclear-fusion-power-lasers-science/

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120423143128.htm

http://www.canadianmanufacturing.com/design-engineering/case-studies/canadian-firm-pursues-mechanical-approach-to-fusion-energy-62713

I was just wondering if anyone here might have more or better news.

Swift
2012-Jul-08, 03:18 AM
Indagare,

I moved your thread from OTB to Science & Technology; I think you'll get a better response here.

Here is a link to a recent thread from S&T on fusion (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/133517-Fusion-Power-Is-it-worth-banking-on)

Indagare
2012-Jul-08, 10:54 AM
Thanks for the move, Swift. I really wasn't sure if here or OTB would have been best.

Thanks also for that link!

quotation
2012-Jul-08, 02:57 PM
A few here to poke around in
http://focusfusion.org/
http://fire.pppl.gov/fpa_annual_meet.html
http://burningplasma.org/home.html

tusenfem
2012-Jul-08, 03:23 PM
It will always be available 20 years from now
(ohoh, now I am insulting a few colleagues of mine)

quotation
2012-Jul-08, 03:56 PM
It will always be available 20 years from now
(ohoh, now I am insulting a few colleagues of mine)

lol...too true (as a power source), but at least it looks like there's still a future for fusion engineers:

http://nextbigfuture.com/2012/07/washington-plasma-startup-creates-euv.html#more

The ZaP project investigates the concept of using sheared axial flows to provide complete stability without adversely affecting the advantageous properties of the Z-pinch (no applied fields, high temperatures, high densities, unity average beta, and only perpendicular heat conduction). The experiment produces a Z-pinch plasma that is 100 cm long with a 1 cm radius..."In order to get smaller feature sizes on silicon, the industry has to go to shorter wavelength light," said Uri Shumlak, a UW professor of aeronautics and astronautics. “We’re able to produce that light with enough power that it can be used to manufacture microchips.” The UW beam lasts up to 1,000 times longer than competing technologies and provides more control over the million-degree plasma that produces the light.

Indagare
2012-Jul-09, 01:46 AM
Thanks for the links Quotation.

publiusr
2012-Jul-09, 10:18 PM
I wonder if that could be combined with this in some fashion:
http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/135865-New-%E2%80%9CFlying-Tea-Kettle%E2%80%9D-Could-Get-Us-To-Mars-in-Weeks-Not-Months

Looks to be compact, so this might be made in arrays?

headrush
2012-Jul-10, 03:51 PM
The IOP have free newsletters available here (http://iopscience.iop.org/0029-5515).

quotation
2012-Jul-20, 01:31 PM
Yet another entrant, using a hybrid between magnetic fusion and inertial confinement fusion: http://www.generalfusion.com/
The Science tab is kind of interesting, but again these cats are years out

publiusr
2012-Jul-21, 05:10 PM
A combination of different methods might be the key. I wish them all the best.