Scientists are planning an upgrade to the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator that could allow it to generate temperatures of 30 million degrees centigrade (54 million degrees Fahrenheit). Analysis of the earlier experiments shows they can adjust the Stellarator’s magnetic field cage to prevent a variety of heat loss known as neoclassical transport. Physicists think such adjustments can prevent enough heat loss to double the Wendelstein 7-X ‘s heat output.
Such temperatures would be necessary to generate a sustained fusion reaction stable enough to serve as a power source. The stellarator achieved those temperatures by using 18 times more energy than used in earlier tests. That indicates a stable and sustainable fusion reaction is possible.Read more
As you can see whoever starts marketing a commercial hot fusion process is going to make vast amounts of money. This is another reason why legendary value investor Bill Gates and his Microsoft (NYSE: MSTF) partner Paul Allen, are so interested in hot fusion. Allen is the owner of Tri Alpha Energy. They smell cash and lots of it in the world of hot fusion.Read more