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November 03, 2010

More detailed IEC fusion simulation suggests need for bussard fusion design improvements

Evaluation of Net Power Polywell fusion designs by Joel Rogers. The simulation is not showing closing the cusps (corners of the fields), which means more energy loss. This is a critical aspect of a workable design. The cusps have to close or have very low losses for scaling to work. It is unknown if these are actual issues being faced by EMC2 fusion.

Links to the other papers and posters for the 12th US-Japan Workshop on Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion are at this page

(H/T to Munchausen at Talkpolywell)




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