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[FS] Fusion Energy Breakthrough: Billion Degree Celcius Confinement.

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http://focusfusion.org/index.php/site/article/lpp_press_release_jan_2010_confinement_of_100_kev_ions/
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In a breakthrough in the effort to achieve controlled fusion energy, a research team at Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, Inc. (LPP) in Middlesex, NJ, announced that they have demonstrated the confinement of ions with energies in excess of 100 keV (the equivalent of a temperature of over 1 billion degrees C) in a dense plasma. They achieved this using a compact fusion device called a dense plasma focus (DPF), which fits into a small room and confines the plasma with powerful magnetic fields produced by the currents in the plasma itself. Reaching energies over 100 keV is important in achieving a long-sought goal of fusion research—to burn hydrogen-boron fuel. Hydrogen-boron, (also known by its technical abbreviation, pB11) is considered the ideal fusion fuel, since it produces energy in the form of charged particles that can be directly converted to electricity. This could dramatically cut the cost of electricity generation and eliminate all production of radioactive waste.

Ladies and gentlemen...

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I'm surprised their lab didn't look like that picture after they were done. tongue.gif
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Call me when you achieve breakeven.
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I'm sure there's a fermi joke in here somewhere but i just can't be arsed.
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson;11899370 
Call me when you achieve breakeven.

Well, then there's that...
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;11899373 
I'm sure there's a fermi joke in here somewhere but i just can't be arsed.

quad sli?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by huzzbutt;11899449 
quad sli?

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think well see something like this even implemented on a small scale in our lifetime ? With how things are right now its just not practical.

I seriously i hope we do tho.
    
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well we have found a power supply to run octo sli fermi now how much is a direct line to the facility?

yeah this is awesome i remember seeing this on discovery a while ago and im glad the succeeded
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