Fusion Image

Fusion Magnetic Field

This is a simulation of the magnetic field in the WB-6 Bussard Fusion Reactor. A picture of the WB-6 can be found here.

It was done by Indrek. He posted it to the IEC Fusion Newsgroup. His simulation is logarithmic with 32 steps. Each step is 1.433 times the size of the previous step. It represents a field range of about 65,000 to 1. You can contact him through the newsgroup.

It was calculated using a program designed by Indrek using the Biot-Savart Law.

Not that it will matter to most folks.

It is a pretty picture.

Cross Posted at The Astute Bloggers

posted by Simon on 05.07.07 at 06:19 PM


What would be the benefits of using He3 instead of B11 in a Bussard reactor? Lower grid voltage? Less exotic magnets?

I came across a story why Russia wants to partner with the US return to the moon.


The navy is funding a fusion program.


rlh   ·  May 8, 2007 1:29 PM

The advantage of p-B11 is no neutrons and 3 2.7 Mev alphas which can be collected for direct conversion to electricity.

The Navy also funded Dr. Bussard's work until about a year and a half ago.

M. Simon   ·  May 8, 2007 6:38 PM

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