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Re: Fusion with space related aspects thread
« Reply #2960 on: 04/26/2018 01:38 PM »
It seems the US is going to corner the market on this technology. As it looks like Europe has gone up a massively expensive blind alley.
The Chinese are pushing ahead too, with lots of funding. But they are less innovative and tend to stick with Tokamaks, from what I have seen. Nevertheless, they might have a working reactor before ITER is even turned on for the first time.

I am so depressed by whatís happened in Europe with Fusion research it feels like the whole thing has been mired in layers of red tape for years on end, thatís ended up costing huge amounts of time and money for very little result.

European mega projects do seem to weigh heavily towards being job projects don't they?...
I refer you to SLS. Pot, meet kettle.

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Re: Fusion with space related aspects thread
« Reply #2961 on: 04/28/2018 01:18 AM »
It seems the US is going to corner the market on this technology. As it looks like Europe has gone up a massively expensive blind alley.
The Chinese are pushing ahead too, with lots of funding. But they are less innovative and tend to stick with Tokamaks, from what I have seen. Nevertheless, they might have a working reactor before ITER is even turned on for the first time.

I am so depressed by whatís happened in Europe with Fusion research it feels like the whole thing has been mired in layers of red tape for years on end, thatís ended up costing huge amounts of time and money for very little result.

European mega projects do seem to weigh heavily towards being job projects don't they?...

This is different from US government-funded megaprojects how?

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Re: Fusion with space related aspects thread
« Reply #2962 on: 04/30/2018 03:25 AM »
Just to be clear the thing he refers to as "Eater" is actually ITER?
The acronym was constructed to spell out the latin word "iter" which means procedure or course or "the way" so EE-ter not AYE-ter
Oh. I always pronounced it iter as in "Iterate," which seemed appropriate, being the follow on from JET, the Joint European Torus.

Well, iterate  should be pronounced as eeterate. Blame the Great vowel shift of English language, basically messing with bowl sounds in English

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Re: Fusion with space related aspects thread
« Reply #2963 on: 06/26/2018 09:15 AM »
Wendelstein 7-X achieves world record for fusion product

https://m.phys.org/news/2018-06-wendelstein-x-world.html

For those interested here is the related paper in Nature.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41567-018-0141-9

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Re: Fusion with space related aspects thread
« Reply #2964 on: 06/27/2018 12:17 AM »
Wendelstein 7-X achieves world record for fusion product

https://m.phys.org/news/2018-06-wendelstein-x-world.html

For those interested here is the related paper in Nature.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41567-018-0141-9

So nobody gets confused, this is NOT the Polywell WB-7 or WB-7.1

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