I read a small thing on Wikipedia about a high school student that built his own fusion reactor. Does any one have more info on that? I Was actually
looking up farnsworth and his work on fusion reactors.
edit on 10-3-2011 by paranormal78 because: (no reason given)
Well like i said it was a small thing on Wikipedia that was primarily about the farnsworth fusion reactor developed in the 1960's. That high
school guy who built his own fusion reactor got my attention. It was a small description of one of the photos on that Wikipedia article. I Wonder if
he was ungraded to college after presenting that.
Now that's interesting. Get two spherical electodes, put some deuterium gas into, and apply a potential of some KV, there we go D-D fusion. The
problem seem to be to get enough output(and more than input) for it to be useful.
Thats cool. My high school science fair (I won) project was a fusion engine for space travel; the thing no one can figure out with fusion is
containment. So I figured since it can't be contained, vent it in a direction - fusion engine. I can't even remember half the math that took.
I have seen some experimenting with Plasma fields on The Discovery channel some time back. The testing they were doing was all over the board in terms
of application, but the one part that stuck out to me was the forcefield style. They talked about Star Trek, showing the scene from Star Trek 1st
contact where Picard and Lilly were talking to each other in the jefferies tube while running from the borg.
When they stop and lilly learns shes on a starship, Picard opens the hatch and the forcefield snaps into place.
They were talking about manip-ulating plasma to create a type of forcefield. I wonder if they could use that along with the new Laser tractor beam
experminets to create a containment field for fusion.
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