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    AvatarBrian H

    Not sure if this is a serious “contender”; some of the content seems to be kind of hand-wavy, and the engineering looks pretty wild:
    Phase-shift Plasma Turbine
    CrossFire Fusion Reactor

    Flexibility for confining and fusing charged particles, comprising positive and negative ions from neutronic and aneutronic fuels. The nuclear fusion fuel can be composed of several light atomic nuclei like hydrogen, deuterium, tritium, helium, lithium, beryllium, boron, in particular boron hydrides and helium-3.
    • Electrostatic Acceleration, having a convenient voltage setup, reach a very high kinetic energy of about 600keV (7 billion °C) with inexpensive energy consumption, and there is no inner grid to cause collisions and losses.
    • Three-dimensional Injection and Confinement.
    Increase of the probability and velocity of the fusion reactions and significant decrease of the scattering problem.
    In a bi-dimensional injection, the electrostatic repulsion diverges the ion paths from the central point.
    In a three-dimensional injection, the electrostatic repulsion converges the ion paths to the central point.
    In the three-dimensional injection, the ion’s kinetic energy will exchange into potential energy as they approach the central point, which means the kinetic energy must be higher than 123keV, about 600keV for boron hydrides.
    The three-dimensional injection increases the probability of fusion reactions at the beginning, and the quasi-isotropic confinement will provoke the remaining fusion reactions after that.


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    AvatarMatt M

    Reminds me of Philo Farnsworth’s design from 1964.

    Of course, his was built using vacuum tubes.

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