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by the middle » 20/08/12, 12:16

Hello,
This morning, on ARTE, I saw a report on the Z machine.
Impressive, very large means to reproduce a star in miniature. : Shock:
I hope their experiences are not dangerous
: Cheesy:
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by moinsdewatt » 20/08/12, 16:40

lejustemilieu wrote:Hello,
This morning, on ARTE, I saw a report on the Z machine.
Impressive, very large means to reproduce a star in miniature. : Shock:
I hope their experiences are not dangerous
: Cheesy:


When was this show dated?

What do you learn there that we don't know?

Because personally I haven't had anything new for two years.

And the Sandia lab no longer publishes anything it seems.

The last publication dates from March 2009 on their website
see http://www.sandia.gov/z-machine/?page_id=188
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by plasmanu » 20/08/12, 16:51

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episode 1/4: The Sun on Earth

Genre: Documentary - Culture Info
Country: France
Nationality: French
Release date: 2009 | Duration: 45 mins


Mon 13 at 18:29 p.m.
Mon 20 at 08h55 on Arte
Tue 28 at 13:25 p.m. on Arte

Available online streaming
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by Cuicui » 20/08/12, 19:12

moinsdewatt wrote: And the Sandia lab no longer publishes anything it seems. The last publication dates from March 2009 on their website
see http://www.sandia.gov/z-machine/?page_id=188

Magnetic necking operated by conventional explosives produces enough heat to detonate an H-bomb. It is much more practical and cheaper than using an A-bomb as a match. This is probably why Sandia Labs' research is covered by military secrecy and that nothing filters. To my knowledge, the only news is that the ZR Machine produced 8 billion degrees.
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by Remundo » 21/08/12, 10:06

Cuicui may be right about military secrecy.

The technical challenge is nevertheless difficult to "miniaturize" the magnetic necking, namely to house it in a bomb.

But you can generate very successful magnetic compressions with conventional explosives.

So...
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by the middle » 21/08/12, 10:16

Remundo wrote:Cuicui may be right about military secrecy.

The technical challenge is nevertheless difficult to "miniaturize" the magnetic necking, namely to house it in a bomb.

But you can generate very successful magnetic compressions with conventional explosives.

So...

I'm not an expert on the subject,
It seems to me that they said in this report "military applications impossible" ... I said to myself "ha good!" :D
And the question of compression is the problem, in the sense that this compression must be equal everywhere, which is not the case at present.
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by Cuicui » 21/08/12, 10:57

lejustemilieu wrote:It seems to me that they said in this report "military applications impossible" ... I said to myself "ha good!" :D
And the question of compression is the problem, in the sense that this compression must be equal everywhere, which is not the case at present.

What story is it?
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by the middle » 21/08/12, 12:31

Cuicui wrote:
lejustemilieu wrote:It seems to me that they said in this report "military applications impossible" ... I said to myself "ha good!" :D
And the question of compression is the problem, in the sense that this compression must be equal everywhere, which is not the case at present.

What story is it?

Monday August 20 in the morning on ARTE
(see above in the post)
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by moinsdewatt » 21/08/12, 15:40

plasmanu wrote:Image
episode 1/4: The Sun on Earth

Genre: Documentary - Culture Info
Country: France
Nationality: French
Release date: 2009 | Duration: 45 mins


Mon 13 at 18:29 p.m.
Mon 20 at 08h55 on Arte
Tue 28 at 13:25 p.m. on Arte

Available online streaming


please plasmanu for these details.

So no news since 2009.
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by Cuicui » 21/08/12, 21:56

If I understand correctly, we can watch this show next Tuesday at 13:25 p.m.
One can also find first-hand information on the site of JP PETIT who personally knows a certain number of researchers working in the field of Z-Pinch.
Let us recall that the real problem of hydrogen-boron fusion power stations is that there are no credits allocated to this technology which does not however present theoretical difficulties, while colossal sums are wasted for ITER and MEGAJOULES, of which knows that they cannot succeed.
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