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What could go wrong? Uncontrolled Plasma Expansion from ICF

What is being attempted is a variation of the ICF principle or Inertial confinement fusion reaction. The issue with this process is uncontrolled plasma expansion of the fuel and capsule during firing. The challenges with ICF or Inertial confinement fusion reactors is that at the time of the laser firing, you have incredible rapid expansion of the fuel and the capsule. I am sure that the engineers and scientists have worked out the mathematics for fuel temperature and the confinement time of the reaction. At any rate the links below talk more on fusion reactors and starting them with lasers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusion_power
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inertial_confinement_fusion

later.

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Sounds like the making of a...

Flash Forward, lol.

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There is something ominous about it

I have to admit Slikkster, there is something ominous and foreboding about the creating a mini-star on the surface of the world. It sort of has a "Mayan Omen" feel about it. Who knows, maybe the writers of "Flash Forward" will use it as a plot line in one of their upcoming episodes. In which case, Slikkster & kwahhn, make sure you get credit for the story... Wink

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