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Fusion Footsteps

posted Nov 19, 2009, 6:32 AM by Brian O'Sullivan   [ updated Jul 10, 2012, 2:14 PM ]

LLNL, NIF, stirs experimental interest around the globe.

· Mysterious DU hohlraum finish the job

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· Nuclei = neutrons + protons

· Electrons match proton count

· Quasi-stable state (unless no fear)

· Plasma atoms sometimes merge and give off spurious neutron (captured audience)

· Brand new plasma cocktails (strong)

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DU vs. Gold hohlraum shell

The hohlraum bites the dust from the x-rays & shock waves

The first three shock waves use the gold lining in DU hohlraum gets underway

The final fourth shock wave from DU averts the dreaded pressure coast

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Still is no central point ignition.   Who is counting?

 (4-18MeV kindling for the capsule yields one trillion fusion reactions per shot)

Reflective tensile strength of hohlraum helps Newton's laws of motion

Long-lived components and low-cost DPSS lasers might help more

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In six months may want to tilt scales in favor of star ignition

(15-30% stronger lasers, effective shock waves, DU fission)

Keep it simple stupid … … Royal Order of Torn Shirt Tail

Aircraft

posted Nov 15, 2009, 5:15 AM by Brian O'Sullivan   [ updated Feb 13, 2011, 6:07 PM ]

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South of Border

posted Nov 12, 2009, 7:28 AM by Brian O'Sullivan   [ updated Apr 25, 2011, 9:09 AM ]

Basics

posted Nov 12, 2009, 7:18 AM by Brian O'Sullivan   [ updated May 18, 2012, 7:14 AM ]

Original SullySky pages were basic, eh?   
Favorites, test of time (material testing)
Consistent, third derivative = 0 (by definition)

 

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