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    Replied to the thread Electron-assisted fusion.
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    (Quote from Eric Walker)


    99.9% may sound like a lot, but perhaps in this context it isnt. I agree that neutron and gamma measurements set a limit for the branching ratio, and this limit is quite restrictive. Your calculation is a reasonable thing to…
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    Replied to the thread Electron-assisted fusion.
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    (Quote from Eric Walker)


    All those differences are due to the electron screening and low impact energies. Its a different reaction involving 3 particles instead of two, and in a different environment of high electron density. IMO there is no reason to…
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    (Quote from Eric Walker)


    The screening experiments are definitely related to LENR-Pd reactions, no question about it IMO. The above paper provides an explanation as to why the branching ratios are different: the impact energy is higher in the screening…
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    Yes interesting paper. The argument(that electrons can carry away the fusion energy seems to depend on ref #12.

    Ref 12 is here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/…cle/pii/S0370269317307025
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    Steorn = free energy scam. Their claims are pseudoscience.

    Only a couple of the links are relevant to thermoelectric generation.

    The thermoelectric effect refers to a specific mechanism that converts temperature differences into electricity. The best…
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    (Quote from H-G Branzell)


    The conditions present in LENR have not been experimentally tested for nuclear effects in fusion reactions. For example, if fusion is catalyzed by electron charge screening, then there will be an electron between the deuterons…
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    (Quote from H-G Branzell)


    That experiment used D-T gas, not pure deuterium. So its different and the results cannot be used for your argument. Also, the reactions occurred in pure D-T, without metal. Hence the reaction occurred in a low electron density…
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    (Quote from H-G Branzell)

    It must according to some theories, but experiments prove that it does not. Yet it produces helium in the same ratio to the heat as D+D fusion does. Therefore it is fusion, and therefore the theory is wrong.

    How can this be? As…
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    (Quote from H-G Branzell)


    As you likely know, this has been discussed since the beginning of the CF era (1989). What I like to call "collisional physics" is at the base, and is the source of all of those nuclide tables whether the old and very handy…
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    (Quote from H-G Branzell)


    That statement is not supported by empirical evidence. I agree its reasonable to expect LENR to produce the same ionizing radiation as fusion occurring in other situations. But this is an ASSUMPTION. There is not empirical…
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    (Quote from lenrisnotreal)


    lenrisnotreal:

    Your argument is a form of circular reasoning, which of course is illogical and produces wrong conclusions.

    Skepticism is why there has not been massive investment. You cite the lack of investment as reason for…
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    Replied to the thread Real Fusion making Great advances.
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    This presentation indicates big problems at GF. They have abandoned the original idea to use shockwaves and piston-hammers, and instead are working on a very different machine that uses pistons pushing molten metal and a much…
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    Here is a presentation by General Fusion that is only a couple of months old:
    http://generalfusion.com/wp-co…7-Laberge-GF-Overview.pdf

    We can stop quarreling about shock waves and their effects on liquid metal.

    "General Fusion has updated its concept…
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    The "puffs" are basically "smoke rings" of magnetized plasma. The technical term is a "field reversed configuration". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field-reversed_configuration

    The magnetic field is trapped in the plasma because the plasma is electrically…
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    (Quote from Longview)


    OK I see. But this is not consistent with GFs process. GF requires a magnetized plasma target. Compressing cold gas, without a magnetic field, cannot conceivably produce fusion. At most, GF is hoping to achieve 1000-fold (by…
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    To play "angel's advocate" here: I suspect the rotating Pb / Li working fluid is rotating at a moderate velocity and hence the pressure differentials are quite insignificant when measured against that of the coordinated summation…
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    Replied to the thread Real Fusion making Great advances.
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    (Quote from Longview)


    hi Longview. Can you explain this statement? Or provide a link or citation that explains it? I do not understand it.
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    General Fusion failed to perform a critical proof-of-principle experiment: demonstrating symmetrical compression of a fluid vortex from impact. They could have done this with water or low melting point metal, for example.

    It would seem that compression…
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    I am confident General Fusion's method will fail, because they will not be able to achieve either 1) symmetrical target compression, which is required, or 2) repeated reactions, because each reaction cycle will create splashing and turbulence. Even if…