## Tuesday, May 29, 2007

### Bussard's IEC fusion for dummies: video

Two minutes of video by Foger Rox explaining Robert Bussard's reactor. See also emc2fusion.org. If you ask me how does the geometry from the video lead to fusion, you are not the only one who asks! ;-)

Via M. Simon.

1. Lubos,

You have inspired me to finish my explanation of how it will work.

I have been studying this since November and it is just starting to get clear.

Time to write it up.

I can pretty much prove the physics now. The engineering will be harder. For instance in a 100 MW reactor there will be 10 to 20 MW of heat to get rid of in very close proximity to some superconducting coils. Over all efficiency in a direct conversion plant should run in the 60 to 75% range with no thermal equipment required.

I'll give you a heads up when I finish.

Simon

2. Can I suggest another soundtrack for that film short? How about Armand Van Helden's "Spin Spin Sugar"...