[ RadSafe ] Boron-11 aneutronic fusion
wwebber2004 at gmail.com
Tue May 31 13:11:29 CDT 2011
> The quarterly report for the period October 1 - December 31, 2010
> states "WB-8 device construction is completed. The first plasma was
> generated successfully on Nov. 1, 2010
> The Quarterly Recovery.gov report for January 1 - March 31, 2011
> states, "As of 1Q/2011, the WB-8 device operates as designed and it is
> generating positive results. EMC2 is planning to conduct comprehensive
> experiments on WB-8 in the next 9-12 months based on the current
> contract funding schedule."
This device has been under development since 1983.
> The company [EMC2 FUSION DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION] currently employs
> eight or nine full-time technical staff members, and relies on about
> two dozen external consultants, Park said. The ultimate objective is
> to build a 100-megawatt demonstration fusion reactor, and Park hopes
> that the current small-scale experiment will show EMC2's scientists
> and their "customers" in the Navy whether this is realistic.
The device is real and can produce pB11 fusion reactions. It is still
debatable if it can do so at break-even values.
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