Physicists know all the below, but tell us nuclear fusion is hard – give us another 100 million/billion for another machine that doesn't do it.
Because the instant they do it – that is there research money gone for good. All the time nature on Earth has got on with do Molecular Nuclear Fusion.
A heavy rain storm does it continuously around the earth.
1 H2O+TU ->He2++O2-+E2+X-ray TU=turbulent interaction of water molecules.
At above 1 W – where the exposed H ions in water do nuclear fusion.
Every 3 minutes around the world, we get a charge build up between the clouds tops (Where the He2+ goes) and the ground – that collects the negative charge.
Yesterday I saw my book on this was the 5th most important site on nuclear fusion in the world! So my ideas are out there.
We do not need to shoot H ions around a 'fusion' torous. As my PhD supervisor told me 2000 – linear flow will never do nuclear fusion – we want turbulence.
Simple, as we shoot the H+ ions around the torous – constrained by a magnetic field, introduce a perpendicular magnetic field, to give them spin. Now they circular in a turbulent way.
All higher education establishments has access to a fusion torous – most have one in storage. Modify it, by adding the perpendicular fields, and all of a sudden we do nuclear fusion.
We can draw off the H plasma, and use it to drive a steam cycle – ultimate clean heat. They return the wet steam to the torous, and it will heat up again.
And E=mc2 tells us to drive a 100 MW poser station we will need to use 10-22g of water continuously. We ain't going to measure it. Just use a hypodermic syringe to maintain the steam pressure.
But if we do not have a magnetically constrained torous at hand, we use a glass tube. Immersed in a water bath. Here is the physics, familiar to every high school student in the world.
3 H2O+TU->2He++O2-+4e- formation of the plasma.
This takes a pulse of power at 2,000 V, 0.001 amps. Use the electrics from a fluorescent light. Above 4 atmospheres it will self sustain.
4 H++e- ->n0 as I keep reminding you
5 16O2++4e- ->8H++2e-
6 1H++r n0 ->Er3+L+X-ray massive clean heat.
No hyper toxic radioactive waste. This is why exploding a N bomb in a tank of water produces a H bomb – man has been doing Molecular Nuclear Fusion since the 1950s.
But we do not use a polluting N bomb, but a clean steam plasma. It is now nature on Earth does Molecular Nuclear Fusion, every 3 minutes – you have seen it!
And the only clean source of visible light is Molecular Nuclear Fusion. No chemistry is energetic enough.
So a 50x1cm steam plasma tube produces 1.2 MW of heat – defending on the fine details of your design. This will has heat to a space heating system using fire tubes in a boiler, and will then run a steam cycle. To generate a clean and free, carbon 0 150 kW.
Every house wants 8 kW. So we are going to supply the national grid with the power for 200 houses.
We supple al the heat to a space heating system. During the summer we can use an air conditioning system, to cool the water we circulate around a house – so cooling it. We will then produce 200 kW of power.
My instinct would be to drive a Carnot system, to condense the steam, and return 85% of the heat to the boiler room. So we will generate about 1 MW of carbon 0, non polluting power. With no Fossil Fuels burn. Of frightening little regular water.
At present every operating nuclear plant needs insurance of 100 billion. Which is not available, so they gave 10 million a year to get now retired academics to dream up Global Warming.
Running with only 50 million of insurance is criminal – and warrants an immediate stop order from the national power regular. Hyper toxic, and under insured. The least green and criminal power there is.
The world started cooling in 1995, so the natural Climate Change we are seeing today is global cooling.
Plants take in CO2 to grow. So within 5 minutes the burnt Fossil Fuels are active biology – like before the mass extinctions of prehistory.
No academic work was ever intellectually tenable. CO2 is fixed at only 2 parts per million – its pre-industrial level.
So a little steam plasma tube gives man access to nuclear fusion, at 800oC. Ideal for running a steam cycle. Free and safe power – hence the crash in oil prices, as the money men get their money out.
Don't worry if you have invested money in Fossil Fuels, that money no longer exists.