Saturday, July 28, 2007

Polywell In One Easy Lesson

This assumes an understanding of the basic configuration. If that is not the case start here.


The electrostatic field is used to accelerate the electrons and ions.

The magnetic field traps the electrons. The trapped electrons attract ions. The ions form a virtual anode. The electrons form a virtual cathode.

The purpose of the magnetic field is unitary - reduce electron losses. It does this in two ways. Magnetically bottling the electrons. Shielding the anode from electrons.


Santoslhelpa said...
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Santoslhelpa said...

The electrons are shot in, they recycle aroudn the fields till they gatehred in so many numbers in a cloud till the cloud pushes the magnetic fields away and seals a cloud wihtout a physical electrode in it. Then the nuclei are shot in, theyre so much attracted by hte cloud that they slide in at hgih speds, the electrons keep em circulating in the cloud, then they crash and fuse.

Problem>? its a micro micro nano microsecond of a yellow fffffffffffffffarttttttttttt in a lab, while others produce four five six minutes of wonderfully glowing lavalamp fusion. their problem is only hte reactor wall interaction and hte energy bill.

noone publsihes any energy bill of hte polywell, which makes me suspicious, yet enthusiastically optimiistic

M. Simon said...

The first wall problem is still a problem.

There are a lot of unknowns.

I'm hopeful and sceptical at the same time.