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Offline su27k

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Re: Fusion with space related aspects thread
« Reply #3640 on: 07/20/2022 11:50 am »
https://twitter.com/TAE/status/1549419593763921921

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Milestone achieved—and surpassed! ✅

TAE Technologies’ state-of-the-art fusion research reactor Norman has achieved temperatures greater than 75 million° C while demonstrating unmatched real-time control of plasma. (1/6)



Norman exceeded expectations: Designed to keep plasma stable at 30M° C, the reactor was optimized to sustain plasma at more than 75M° C, 250% over its original goal. Here’s what plasma looks like inside Norman: (2/6)



Our next reactor Copernicus will target 100-150 million° C to demonstrate the viability of net energy generation from TAE’s approach. (3/6)



Fun fact about Norman: the plasma formed in its quartz tubes is accelerated to speeds of up to 670,000 mph—fast enough to circle the earth in 2 minutes 🌎 (4/6)



The Norman reactor was named for Dr. Norman Rostoker, TAE’s brilliant technology co-founder & professor @UCIrvine, who passed away in 2014. His vision for combining plasma physics with accelerator physics at the forefront of engineering technology still drives our progress. (5/6)



With a track record of over delivering on milestones and performance, TAE has attracted the support of visionary investors and to date has raised a total of $1.2 billion for its commercial fusion development using clean, safe, abundant hydrogen-boron fuel. http://bit.ly/3cdgMKK

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Re: Fusion with space related aspects thread
« Reply #3641 on: 08/16/2022 02:37 am »
New Atlas has an interesting, and quite detailed interview about Tri-Alpha's reactor:

https://newatlas.com/energy/tae-fusion-interview/

New to me is that their direct-energy-capture plans are markedly different from what Helion have talked about;  They want to use more or less photovoltaic cells to capture the X-ray light off of the plasma.

Offline Elmar Moelzer

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Re: Fusion with space related aspects thread
« Reply #3642 on: 08/17/2022 08:53 am »
New Atlas has an interesting, and quite detailed interview about Tri-Alpha's reactor:

https://newatlas.com/energy/tae-fusion-interview/

New to me is that their direct-energy-capture plans are markedly different from what Helion have talked about;  They want to use more or less photovoltaic cells to capture the X-ray light off of the plasma.
Thats because TAE's machine is steady state (while Helion;s is pulsed) and on top of that is burning PB11. So they have a lot more Bremsstrahlung losses. Those are X-rays.

Offline Elmar Moelzer

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Re: Fusion with space related aspects thread
« Reply #3643 on: 09/10/2022 06:33 pm »
New interview with Helion's David Kirtley with new footage of their facility.

 

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