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Can this new nuclear fusion generator make unlimited clean electricity?
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•Organizations all across the world are racing to achieve a fusion power breakthrough. Many critics say nuclear fusion is impossible, but Helion Energy believes they’ve cracked the code…

If you could design the perfect energy source, it would have an inexhaustible supply of fuel, be environmentally friendly, not take up much space, and have a high degree of safety.

The fuels considered for fusion power have traditionally all been isotopes of hydrogen, but there are better fusion reactions using elements like helium-3. Nuclear Fusion 3.0

What is nuclear fusion? Nuclear fusion explained: an experimental form of power generation that harnesses the energy released when two atoms combine.

How does nuclear fusion work? Every atom is composed of a nucleus and one or more electrons. The nucleus is made up of protons, and neutrons. A fusion reactor heats fusion fuels into plasma and fuses light elements into heavier elements.

What is plasma? If you heat atoms to high enough temperatures, they lose their electrons, forming a hot cloud of charged particles called a plasma.

What about nuclear fusion in the sun? In the core of the sun, gravity produces high pressures, compressing elements to high densities and temperatures. Perfectly extreme conditions for hydrogen to fuse into helium.

There are three key groups of fusion approaches, Magnetic fusion (ITER, Tokamak, Stellarator) Inertial confinement fusion (National Ignition Facility, Indirect drive, direct drive, lasers) and Magneto inertial fusion (Helion).

For fusion power to make commercial electricity for the power grid you need to achieve breakeven, and then net electricity gain to create a viable fusion power plant. That is real world electricity. The triple product is the key figure of merit for fusion.

Some critical components of a fusion generator are electromagnets, capacitors, first wall, and the divertor.

When does Helion expect to begin producing electricity from nuclear fusion, and how much will nuclear fusion power cost? Fusion power is projected to be one of the cheapest sources of clean zero carbon energy and electricity.

To accomplish commercial fusion power, Helion approaches production in a way that’s reminiscent of Elon Musk’s strategy for Tesla. Turning fusion power into a real world technology is going to be a long road, but people said the same thing about SpaceX. Despite the challenges, harnessing the power of the stars and offering mankind unlimited clean energy is a goal worth striving for.

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Muonium
Muonium 2 aylar önce
I've been an engineer on one of the biggest laser driven inertial confinement fusion reactors for a couple decades now and I'll be blunt, the vast majority of fusion hype videos on the internet, or anywhere really, are hot garbage not at all worth my time. This video really impressed me though, both in its accuracy and detail, and its relative thoroughness in examination of the RFC scheme for magnetically confined fusion. The sources and citations are quality 👌. Compliments do not come easily or frequently from me, but this video does deserve them. I will subscribe in hopes that the current rigorous heavy science focus isn't lost over time in favor more lazy clickbait trash as I've seen so many other channels unfortunately fall prey to.
Alan Malcheski
Alan Malcheski 7 gün önce
these are fantastic and I wish I had time to read every reply here, but isn't LCF much cheaper and simpler, and why couldn't it be used to make electricity, somehow?
Herbert Donnell Gray III
@Eric Huet I as well. And I'm not an engineer. I'm just a nerd obsessed with being informed about something this grand and awesome.
Muonium
Muonium 15 gün önce
@Eric Huet Salutations! Not NIF though....OMEGA LLE. We make many of your massive turning mirrors. How close to being complete is LMJ these days? Has the recent NIF ignition shot resulted in any excitement / eagerness to get LMJ completed?
Eric Huet
Eric Huet 15 gün önce
I'm glad to finally read from à NIF engineer...as I spent 15 years working on LMJ in France. Greetings colleague !
The Writing Engineer
The Writing Engineer 18 gün önce
@H. Donnell Gray III 🙂
senselocke
senselocke 28 gün önce
I have to give you props for your editing, effects, animations, and explanations. This could easily devolve into little more than a promotional video, but you framed it in a much more narratively interesting way, so instead of being "sold" on an idea, the viewer is learning new concepts and following along on a developing story and journey. And you're skilled enough to render complicated processes into simple, effective descriptions, and the animations are clear, simple, and coordinated with the descriptions in such a way that they add clarity and support. I was expecting to find out a neat thing or two; instead I now want to share this with a few friends because it's just bloody cool. Really, really well-made video! =)
Michael Quis Ut Deus
Agreed. This is an excellent appraisal of the video. Not only is this project fascinating in itself, but the way it's all presented makes it more than the sum of it's parts.
Electric Future
Electric Future 27 gün önce
appreciated
a 12-24 year old girl
a 12-24 year old girl 6 saatler önce
The power of the sun in the palm of my hand…
Unmannedair
Unmannedair Aylar önce
Honestly, I was expecting another hot poo fusion video. Very well done. I also like this guy's idea. It shares a lot in common with the line of thought from a traditional piston engine. Thinking to myself, but this wouldn't be so difficult to build on a hobby scale. At least the demonstrators style grade. There's a lot of other old ideas you can tack on to this. Damn it now I've got that itch again... You've probably inspired me to do something stupid. Congratulations. My girlfriend will probably hate you. 😂
Connor Mangus
Connor Mangus Aylar önce
Good luck!!!
Manuel Morales
Manuel Morales Aylar önce
I agree that this new type of fusion reactor is much closer to viability that the previous methods. This magnetic vortex has a real chance at success. We may be looking at a long awaited upgrade to our energy needs. Unlimited energy is the dream, here we have a renewed hope. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Alan Malcheski
Alan Malcheski 7 gün önce
... LDX at MIT
Alan Malcheski
Alan Malcheski 7 gün önce
there's something like this at the lab... Fermi labs I think, or a college... It's a levitating dipole reactor that is 12-15ft across. That can do this, and it's old. They say it's a novel reactor. Not functional. It's functional. You don't keep a thing that big sitting in your lab as a curio.
Alan Malcheski
Alan Malcheski 7 gün önce
I have seen things like this in my mind for 30 years. Why would this take so long to make? And after finding these and thinking they're awesome I found out about LCF, using simple equipment like vacuum tubes, they can do better, more dense fusion than these ever could. And that was invented by mistake 70 years ago. And I was never too smart to begin with. So.... ..... ... wtf
5133937
5133937 2 aylar önce
Helion’s design is a first in more ways than one. Besides fusion itself, the most interesting aspect is that unlike all other fossil fuel and nuclear electricity-generating schemes, it doesn’t work by heating up water into steam which then turns a turbine to generate electricity. Instead electricity is created directly by manipulating the plasma’s magnetic field to drive a current through wires. That’s amazing. It’s way past time humanity moved beyond steam-powered turbines.
That Guy Alex :)
That Guy Alex :) 27 gün önce
When I watched this video, and others about the Helion, my mind was blown when they said no turbine would be used. :) As a teenager in 2016, I have always wondered if there was a material that could directly capture the energy. Thought this tech wouldn't come out until 2060s, but if they can do this by 2024, wow. Would be nice to see a paper from Helion so I can try to understand how electricity flows directly from the reaction to the power lines without a turbine. Sounds like the plasma makes a magnetic field that varies rapidly, which when it moves across thin metallic ribbons or wires, produce electricity. Would this be a varying DC current, or AC current? Also, how do they smooth out the power output? I'm guessing some form of capacitor or something? Man, science is cool stuff man. God bless the folks at Helion, or whomever you believe in. I'm ready to go zero emissions for the world.
Land and Lore Photograph Off Road Adventures
Why ? is there something wrong with using steam ? Steam driven turbines will be with us for a long time yet, it is just way to convenient and useful.
Land and Lore Photograph Off Road Adventures
@Raj Seenath No it can not be done that easy with a fission reactor. Fission reactors do not generate huge magnetic fields and have no plasma, they give of enormous amounts of heat that we use to make super critical steam that can be very easily converted to mechanical energy to drive a turbine There really is not many ways we can convert heat energy into electrical energy and steam is by far the cheapest and most efficient method and will be with us for many 100s of years yet.
Edward Elizabeth Hitler
@Putins Cat Yeah, beta's more efficient but anything with the power to ionise works.
Putins Cat
Putins Cat Aylar önce
@Edward Elizabeth Hitler Most, but you can also use alpha radiation. Any net buildup of charge would do the trick. In a reactor I imagine they would just use magnetic coils to transfer the moving charge.
Craig Muranaka
Craig Muranaka 28 gün önce
Love that Helton plans to generate electricity without boiling water to make steam to turn turbines. I’m rooting for Helion. I even love how they’re solving the helium 3 issue.
Dan Miller
Dan Miller 2 gün önce
@Halfjack listen, hydrocarbons was by man for thousands of years and its going to be used for thousands of years to come.....🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Halfjack
Halfjack 2 gün önce
@Dan Miller mining helium 3 on the moon seems like a pretty small price to pay for the massive amount of energy we can get out of it
Dan Miller
Dan Miller 6 gün önce
@Alan Malcheski you don't know what your talking about....😝😝😝😝😱😱 I guess your going to the moon and mine some liquid hulium 3...😳😳😳🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Alan Malcheski
Alan Malcheski 7 gün önce
@Dan Miller one hundred... billion... dollars...?
Dan Miller
Dan Miller 17 gün önce
@HRN do u know how much helium3 cost?
Adam Ross
Adam Ross Aylar önce
Some thoughts: Fantastic video. As others have mentioned, this is the first time I've heard of anyone coming up with a method to harness electricity directly from the fusion process. Most talk of fusion leaves that part out. The explanation and visuals are fantastic for detailing how the various fusion methods function. Its technical enough to be accurate, but is still accessible. And finally: If you turn their quartz injection chamber on its side, and sub out the pink light for blue.......... wouldn't we see that on the Enterprise-D? :O
Lucas
Lucas Aylar önce
This is the most exciting and concrete fusion reactor design I’ve ever seen. Specifically targeting at electricity generation, which different from so many different “breakeven” targeted design in the industry. I rarely comment on ur, but I truly hope they can achieve net goals in relatively short timeframe.
WiseGuy
WiseGuy Aylar önce
lovely. I was studying Architecture when I first researched into nuclear fusion for a speculative project in 2015. Glad to see that commercialized nuclear fusion is coming to the real world and not just on the drawing boards and laboratories.
old veteran
old veteran Aylar önce
I wasn't aware we had even reached the "break-even point" with nuclear fusion, even on a small scale, where the energy created is greater than the energy used to create it.
Prototype9 Nine
Prototype9 Nine Aylar önce
I was once optimistic on this project but now it seems too good to be possible, but if you are sure you can pull it out who am I to discourage you. Go for it ,we all want free abundant energy. I imagine what we can do with this energy, for instance space travel. This is a goal worth spending time on. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
Stephany Gates
Stephany Gates 15 gün önce
I love that they named the “early fusion power pinch device” at Los Alamos the Perhapsatron. I’ve been waiting for fusion since the first nuclear reactors were built in my childhood. This was such a wonderfully informative presentation.
Alan Malcheski
Alan Malcheski 7 gün önce
... and LCF... lattice confinement.
Alan Malcheski
Alan Malcheski 7 gün önce
what do you think of the LDX at MIT?
David Askew-Renaut
David Askew-Renaut Aylar önce
Finally a well thought out and well presented description of a real fusion option.
Thomas Coolidge
Thomas Coolidge 2 aylar önce
Finally… a fusion video that actually explains how they intend to get power out of the fusion reaction. Thank you!
Kenshkrix
Kenshkrix 2 aylar önce
@Arturo Eugster The frequencies of light absorbed by various materials are both consistent and easy to test. For radiation emitted from Earth's surface the wavelengths around 15, 5, and 4.3 microns are absorbed by CO2. Since these wavelengths are sufficiently commonly emitted from the surface and are absorbed by CO2 in significant amounts, CO2 is considered a greenhouse gas. Disagreeing with this conclusion requires you to either disprove the electromagnetic absorption properties of CO2, or disprove the laws of thermodynamics. Good luck with that. Anyways, I don't think I've heard the phrase "dominant vibration mode" before, what does that mean?
Arturo Eugster
Arturo Eugster 2 aylar önce
@Sean D don't call me bro or any thing else, that shows arrogance, not conducive to real dialect. Not answering questions is impolite. I am not playing games. but I will put you to a test : what is the frequency of the co2 dominant vibration mode, its shape and the corresponding photon energy it absorbs and reemits? Y si quieres continuar , escrí en castellano , si no lo puedes tienes mala suerte. Mejor de buscarte un tipo como tú, listo a batallas verbales. Con tipos be bajo conocimiento es pérdida de tiempo. Buenas noches.
Sean D
Sean D 2 aylar önce
@Arturo Eugster bro, we have floods and famine at the some time on this planet all the time. We have floods in one part of the US while another is facing a massive drought. I have to imagine you're thinking about this from a single country or single bioregion perspective.
Arturo Eugster
Arturo Eugster 2 aylar önce
@Sean D Your opinion, guaranteed by the first amendment. Not conforming with reality . Famine, yes at higher elevations, on the Altiplano, where lack of co2 content/m³ prevents the growth of c3 plants, by reducing it , that is what you are going to achieve. Go visit the place and then comment. c4 plants barely make it (corn f.i.) read up on the Milankowich cycles. Floods and famine do not go together. Besides how will you prevent water vapor as a gas and clouds as reflective surfaces to exist ?
Sean D
Sean D 2 aylar önce
@Arturo Eugster Dude, there is nothing bogus about the climate change panic. The climate IS changing, no one can argue against this. We know with absolute certainty that the climate gets warmer with the amount of carbon and other GHG's in the atmosphere, again nothing to argue as all data points to this fact. The changes are absolutely being influenced by human behavior, this is also impossible to argue against, the only area of contention is what percentage of the change is being caused by human factors, but even that matters little given what we know climate change is happening regardless. Not that I believe this one bit, but many climate change deniers often fall back on the changes being natural, part of Earth's cycle. Even if it was a completely natural process (CO2 was spewing from deposits in the ocean for example), we know that the impact will be negative for the planet overall, hotter, more severe weather, more drought, etc, there would still be a benefit of humans reducing and pulling as much GHG's out of the atmosphere as possible to slow that change if not stop it. Even if warming was cyclical causing large extinctions every 100,000 years followed by a natural correction of an Ice Age, humans are at the point in our evolution where we have the ability to potentially influence the process, potentially saving billions of people from floods or famine, why wouldn't we do so?
MP WMSCOG
MP WMSCOG Gün önce
I'm a professional welder and I know about plasma Arc.
TheTalkingAnvil
TheTalkingAnvil Aylar önce
Finally a great video on the subject. I really hope I'm alive to see Fusion becoming commercially viable.
Alan Malcheski
Alan Malcheski 7 gün önce
@TheTalkingAnvil you still can't buy a quantum computer, to this day. I have invested in a co. that will give you Access to their D wave quantum cpu., but to my knowledge, civilians cannot even buy a computer that has quantum power. Because that's a potential weapon. If what I'm saying is true... history may have r err repeated itself and been rewritten fifty times, already.
Alan Malcheski
Alan Malcheski 7 gün önce
@TheTalkingAnvil These things are doing magnetic levitation, they could do quantum levitation, and then they're just a hop skip and leap from having a gravity field generator. As I'm discussing with my friend at jaytee RC channel, who has his own ufo channel... When you start messing with space you're messing with time, whether you know it or not. And as I'm learning, that is also messing with gravity. So if you start messing with gravity, what are you messing with also? And if you can manipulate time and space, you're more dangerous than a guy with a bomb. You could walk into a bank, freeze time, rob it and nobody, Nobody could even move. Nope
Alan Malcheski
Alan Malcheski 7 gün önce
@TheTalkingAnvil I mean it's already real, it exists, it could be commercially available. The problem is this...
TheTalkingAnvil
TheTalkingAnvil 7 gün önce
@Alan Malcheski The way it's going I can't say I got lots of hope. I mean, I still got a long way, but people say "it's just around the corner" a lot more.
Alan Malcheski
Alan Malcheski 7 gün önce
You are
John Hull
John Hull Aylar önce
Just flipping things on their head in my head: I've seen helium be cooled to a liquid. Has anyone attempted magnetically compressing that? Starting with a liquid gas seems like a good starting point for getting atoms as close as possible. It would be near zero K. But then you have a liquid fuel that can be supplied like fuel in a lamp.
DrownedInExile
DrownedInExile Aylar önce
I hope this pans out, after decades of chasing Fusion's answer to Zeno's Paradox. Plus this could give us a real incentive to revisit the moon, for H-3 mining. That could be the kickstart the Space Program badly needs. Here's to hoping.
CMW
CMW 2 aylar önce
I'd like more explanation of the diagram at 16:21 as to how they produce the He3. It has 2 deuterium atoms being combined to get either He3 + a neutron or Tritium + a proton but it seems like that's the big problem that other fusion projects are attempting, and they are mostly admitting that is too difficult and going for the easier combination of Deuterium and Tritium. If they can do it then great, we get a new supply of helium without needing to go to the moon but just saying they've patented something is skipping over a major part of the problem.
Jeremy Jacobsen
Jeremy Jacobsen 25 gün önce
@Roman Empire Good question. Is there a simple way to get the quantities of deuterium they will need? Also the by-products will contain tritium so there will probably need to be a waste processing step.
Matias Langaard
Matias Langaard Aylar önce
@David Kneil Helium-3 mining still isn't gonna be viable in any way due to the concentraion still being extremely low and the whole surface would need skimming with rovers sifting the dust or smth. I think a much easier way to produce it would be as decay products of tritium, however it is strictly regulated due to weapons use. Astrum has a video on it titled "The Real Reason Countries Are Going Back To The Moon".
Daniel Lucas
Daniel Lucas Aylar önce
@PepperJackShack That's really cool, thanks for explaining that.
PepperJackShack
PepperJackShack Aylar önce
D + D = p T 3He, T has a half life of 12 years and turns into 3He at that time. The extra proton is turned to H2. Now you have 2 3He molecules you can use to make 4He. But the 4He fusion results in more T (which in 12 years you have free 3He) and 4He. Assuming they can do this as effectively as possibly. They get 2x as much fuel but have to wait to use it.
Hawken Fox
Hawken Fox 2 aylar önce
@Will C Well you can pay a fee to keep things from the public apparently the NIH did it with corona patents.
Savon
Savon 2 gün önce
Early phase of using laser to launch space-ship into the heaven.
Eric
Eric Aylar önce
I'm tentatively excited that this technology will work out commercially, it makes sense to directly grab the electrical energy from the plasma instead of trying to capture heat energy from neutrons as that seems to be one of the major weak points of other forms of fusion where even if they can sustain a reaction actually capturing that energy economically is a huge challenge. Doesn't really touch on how they're going to get Helium 3 though.
Elmar Moelzer
Elmar Moelzer Aylar önce
It is in the video actually. They make it by fusing Deuterium.
Ad A
Ad A Aylar önce
The best science class I ever had. Great explainer! 👏
General Rendar
General Rendar Aylar önce
I'm rooting hard for Helion! They are truly innovating in a way that can completely change the world!
Prime Revan
Prime Revan Aylar önce
@General Rendar Oh cool . That sounds good. Can I get the info on them? I want to read more about it :) . Where should I search for aforth mentioned information.
General Rendar
General Rendar Aylar önce
@Prime Revan well they have made several prototypes that have produced more power than the last. They are steadily progressing towards the size and specs necessary to to produce positive energy flow. I expect these to be used in desalination plants since that's where they can get more fuel and produce a vital resource for fresh water scarce coastlines.
Prime Revan
Prime Revan Aylar önce
Have they released any full proof plan? Anything to support their idea or any product yet in the market or anything in real ? Or is it just the idea?
Warren Erickson
Warren Erickson Aylar önce
Reminds me of two rocket engines firing directly into each other, so they might need to keep it small for the same reason one builds rockets with small engines. The physics of the complete system are simple which is great, but the engineering and material science needed are going to be mind boggling difficult to withstand continuous operation.
Elmar Moelzer
Elmar Moelzer Aylar önce
They can build these machine quite big, if they want to. From what I understand it is easier to build them bigger than smaller from a physics point of view. They want to make them small though to allow for mass production and easy road transportation. Anything over 3 meters in diameter does not fit under underpasses.
The Authority!
The Authority! Aylar önce
Finally, a proper fusion reactor, harvesting electricity DIRECTLY from the fusion reaction 👍
VOLightPortal
VOLightPortal Aylar önce
I really hope one day something like this can be available to every single household in the planet. Essentially replacing gas boilers and is portable in a campervan/mobile home. $0.001 per kWh would be a dream come true and not having to freeze to death in winter time.
Bottlecapbill
Bottlecapbill Aylar önce
The costs and maintenance of the inner shield walls alone is probably going to kill your dream sadly.
Seth R.C
Seth R.C Aylar önce
Curious how much energy would go into producing and containing this reaction, as well as producing fuel. This comes from someone with no background in this kind of engineering and physics. Edit: and about a minute into the video after I posted that, this was addressed. Not the average energy video
Ziroth
Ziroth 2 aylar önce
Incredibly made video as always! Great to see more about Helium-3 fusion after learning more about the challenges of D-T fusion (although there are some interesting solutions to that which show promise). I still need to look into it more, but the initial D-D fusion to create the He3 makes more sense given the low electronvolts of the neutron it shoots off, as I know the neutrons from D-T fusion can be quite problematic! Hopefully I can get in contact with them to get into more details about their D-D to D-He3 process! Thanks for sharing.
Tadd Mooney
Tadd Mooney Aylar önce
@Searl Effect Generator To think in all those classes I had to take while getting my chemistry degree that not once did anyone mention electrons do not exist. Color me embarassed. I'd better sell my electrochemical reactor before word gets out.
No Limit Arcade
No Limit Arcade 2 aylar önce
For far more than a half of a century, the "Fusion Theory" has made it's proponents very wealthy, those proponents include the Oil Industry that want to extend the market life of THEIR product, dirty fossil fuels. See.THORIUM
Searl Effect Generator
In nuclear weapons, atoms are split apart to release energy. This process, called fission, doesn't work so well in nuclear power plants. The problem is that atoms are autonomous Ether fields and there is no such thing as an electron. So, how will this fusion reactor make electricity? This new fusion reactor uses a process called aneutronic fusion. In this process, the nuclei of atoms are fused together to release energy. This process happens naturally in stars like our sun. The advantage of aneutronic fusion over fission is that it doesn't produce any radioactive waste. That's because there's no such thing as an electron in an atom. So, when the nuclei are fused together, they don't produce any radiation. The other advantage of aneutronic fusion is that it produces more energy than fission.
Elmar Moelzer
Elmar Moelzer 2 aylar önce
@Everett L Williams II You are underestimating the cost of mining and processing 7 billion tonnes of regolith. Really, Helion know what they are doing. Producing it using D-D is much easier and cheaper than mining the moon for it. Now, from what I understand, the atmosphere of the gas giants has higher concentrations of He3 but of course that has other problems.
Everett L Williams II
Everett L Williams II 2 aylar önce
And just how long do you think 7 tons of He3 would last? I would think that it would produce up into the Twh of electricity. That would pay for the method of He3 production laid out in the video starting from that common deuterium that we do have.
Ago go
Ago go Aylar önce
Great video, cant wait to see if it works. They aren't the only ones trying to create this, and im sure they aren't sharing findings, so we can expect delays
eMPee584
eMPee584 Aylar önce
… Yes you're right, fusion technology should be OPEN SOURCE! 🤓
L Lee
L Lee Aylar önce
Excellent and informative video. However, it just highlights that much more R&D is needed to bring to fruition. Even when fusion is made net energy positive, production of Helium3 needs to be solved and energy efficient. I don't recall if the video comment on the safeness of HE4 and its disposal.
Alchemist
Alchemist 19 gün önce
As mentioned n the video, there is going to be some deuterium-deuterium fusion going on anyway - and that will make He-3, jut need to separate the reaction products. And even if the side-reaction produces less energy, this two-stage process is supposed to be energy-efficient. The part with another side-reaction producing tritium and neutrons is a bit harder to manage, but they seem intent to harvest tritium as well (and absorb neutrons with lithium to make even more tritium) and then store it until it decays into He-3. As for He-4, it's a well known substance that's getting a bit expensive lately. At the very least it can be sold. And don't worry - it's completely inert, and even if released to atmosphere, it's quickly lost to space due to being so light.
Julius Fučík
Julius Fučík Aylar önce
He3 is relatively abundant on the moon.
Christopher Carr
Christopher Carr Aylar önce
I wonder if supplying the Grid should be the first goal. Seems like on-site power generation for energy-intensive industry (desalination, aluminum plants, large server farms, etc) might be a better early business plan.
Elmar Moelzer
Elmar Moelzer Aylar önce
They are going to for early adopters like datacenters and industry first. Then the grid and also things like large cargo ships.
Fluffy Hamster
Fluffy Hamster Aylar önce
This is Insanely interesting, and I sincerely hope that they will succeed!👍👍👍👍👍👍
Random Rant
Random Rant Aylar önce
This is one of the best videos I have EVER seen on the topic. Not a lot on the energy recapture aspect. Seems like that would change the geometry of the fusion containment. Also while any system has loss and wear/tear for the containment material what is the optimal ratio radiation wear to energy absorption that should be aimed for? Seems like it should be forced in one direction to condense the energy to a field.
Hue Man
Hue Man 29 gün önce
Its not feesable
Empowered Choice
Empowered Choice Aylar önce
Thank you for this content. It is very well put together and entertaining for someone like me that knows nothing about the subject.
Robert Glover
Robert Glover Aylar önce
Same. Seem out of my league compared to all these other commentators
ILL REEL
ILL REEL Aylar önce
Extremely innovative approach, The Protium displacement worries me though... I hope they are looking at the reactors in different light spectrums... 👑✨👑
Unmasked and Anonymous
elaborate
Pat B
Pat B Aylar önce
Interesting, I find it ironic that we still use steam power as part of a nuclear power system. We need to have a system that bypasses that. If these reactor requires huge amounts of current then that is being supplied via outside sources as in traditional electrical generator technology. That needs to be eliminated and have the reactors supply their own input charge as part of the circuit. Perhaps a smaller reactor suppling the initial input. All in all this is very exciting technology. Hydrocarbons fuels have been an amazing technology and have allowed us to get to this point, but they won't take us to the stars. Be thankful for coal I say to all the "greens" or we'd still be burning, wood, peat and dung living our 30 year lives in caves.
Blair Zettl
Blair Zettl 2 aylar önce
Congrats for the well-produced video and this important technology. A few comments: renewables will never ever provide baseload power. Most important use case is off-grid, specifically where the cost of installing grid infrastructure exceeds the cost of renewables c/w storage. "Modern" nuclear plants are not LWRs, those are old plants designed to create bomb-making material. High efficiency plants such as molten salt reactors (MSRs) are truly modern. The reason for this is MSRs are 6 times more efficient that LWRs, are much safer, similar to Helion's design, require energy input in order to sustain reaction, and produce radio active waste with a half-life of 300 years, not 10s of thousands. They can also be manufactured and output modular units, then retrofitted into old coal-fire plants, leveraging all of the existing infrastructure. This tech came out of ORNL in the 60s lead by Alvin Weinberg, brought back to life by Sorensen of Flibe Energy. Terrestrial Energy is also utilizing this tech planning a full roll-out by 2030.
No Limit Arcade
No Limit Arcade 2 aylar önce
For far more than a half of a century, the "Fusion Theory" has made it's proponents very wealthy, those proponents include the Oil Industry that want to extend the market life of THEIR product, dirty fossil fuels. See.THORIUM
Frank TheTank
Frank TheTank Aylar önce
Never thought could fall in love with a type of energy production. But it's absolutely mesmerising. So perfect and just beautiful. Like our sun
Garet Konigsfeld
Garet Konigsfeld Aylar önce
That the first time I've heard of electricity straight from fusion and not just heat. Very cool. Thanks for sharing 👍.
Friendly Raid
Friendly Raid Aylar önce
I'm sure this will become a reality in about 30 years from now. 😀
Skippy
Skippy Aylar önce
I’ve been following fusion for a decade and your video stands out as one of the most concise, informative and enjoyable ones out there. Great work
Dean Youngblood
Dean Youngblood Aylar önce
@Alan Tasman Ive been following fusion for half that time and feel the same haha. I will still click on these videos as fast as any enthusiast though.
Tim Travasos
Tim Travasos 18 gün önce
Amazing. Superb, understandable explanation. I'm super excited about this possibility.
Ryan Laches
Ryan Laches Aylar önce
This is incredible. Cheering Helion on, a well as material scientists for that first wall!
BonVilain
BonVilain Aylar önce
I still think most fusion reactor companies are run by scam artists, but I must say this video gave me hope that it's actually possible.
endemion06463
endemion06463 Aylar önce
I would rather have one of the countless technologies that would provide my own home with electricity independently from power companies. We really need to decentralize. Troy Reed's over unity generator would be great (7000W capacity) if it wasn't blocked from getting on the market back in the mid 90's.
plls12
plls12 2 aylar önce
Initially I thought this was going to be another one of those typical fusion videos and boy was I wrong. I read about Helion a couple of years ago and it is very pleasing to watch a video with this kind of quality explaining their approach. Mentioning the triple product and the beta parameter is something not often discussed in popular videos. One small thing though, when talking about Moore’s Law the x-axis is time, so we can see the rapid growth of transistor density. However the graph shown for triple product has eV in it’s x-axis, and both the triple product and time in the y-axis. It’s still a fair comparison, but in my opinion it would be more illustrative to just have a graph with time vs triple product
Electric Future
Electric Future 2 aylar önce
thank you. the moore’s law to triple product chart comparison was a bit cloogy. There was also some debate about the accuracy of the comparison because the triple product graph was logarithmic and Moore’s law was linear. Others said it wasnt a good analogy because of the role of economic forcing functions in Moore’s law versus fusion triple product but I would argue there’s also growing incentives around fusion, with the year-by-year investment chart steadily rising too.
VaPatrick
VaPatrick 25 gün önce
Just imagine a device the size of an icebox that would power your house and your car.
Ed Fickbohm
Ed Fickbohm 14 gün önce
What I find exciting about there approach is the direct generation of power through the use of magnetic the pulse. Elegant!
Sang Kang
Sang Kang Aylar önce
I'll believe it when it happens. Until then, it's just another fusion concept that's in the works.
Mateusz Radzik
Mateusz Radzik Aylar önce
And if we collect the energy from the heat additionally, i.e. the type of generator used in vehicles in Germany, the so-called Holzgas, or a temperature-to-electricity converter, as there are furnaces that use temperature to generate electricity. So, this lossy helium is not and can only be an asset if we can collect electricity from this temperature. Hmm? #ESA #NASA #ITER #WAT #PAN
S A
S A 2 aylar önce
I've been studying fusion generation for most of my life and this is the most viable fusion generator to become reality. The only concern I would have is the stability of the magnetic field and any losses due to instability.
Vito Tuxedo
Vito Tuxedo Aylar önce
@Bob E Essentially, yes: a worst-case catastrophic failure for a Helion unit is very bad for the reactor, but there is no danger to the general public. It's not a matter of having "cleverly designed safequards". Safety systems can fail. The safeguards here are the laws of physics. They don't fail.
Vito Tuxedo
Vito Tuxedo Aylar önce
@phillip lapkovitch They're not talking about thermal temperature, as in heat. Rather, temperature is just an analog of *_energy_* in this application - a convenient way of expressing that parameter in absolute terms. This is not like a fission reactor with a positive temperature coefficient; it can't run away with itself in an out of control reaction. The worst thing that can happen is it will just not work - bad for the investors, but no one else.
Braca Mitchell
Braca Mitchell Aylar önce
What do they use to cool these heat monsters? Regular water or something novel like molten sodium ??
Eric Perkins
Eric Perkins Aylar önce
@mjinba07 What disaster? If it fails, it just stops working and most of the thing melts. There is no radiation issue in fusion. It won't blow up if that's what you're worried about.
J D
J D Aylar önce
@Electric Future bAsElEsS nEgAtIvItY. The cornerstone of science is doubt, not faith (that's religion). Show me the money.
David Jr
David Jr 24 gün önce
This video explained in a way I could understand . Very well done
Jim Irving
Jim Irving Aylar önce
Jumping ahead a bit, a truck-sized 50MW fusion reactor, with its compact non-chemical fuel and direct-to-electricity power scheme, might be launched into space and used to power ion or similar thrusters on a large ship to cost-effectively explore the outer solar system, mine asteroids, etc.
Ancient Builds
Ancient Builds 4 saatler önce
Just to be awkward here, but isn't He3 hard to find on Earth? Edit: ah right. My bad.
David Sa
David Sa Aylar önce
What about designing and building a collective array to draw energy from the sun to create your power
Dori Gunderson Bellan
Dori Gunderson Bellan 2 aylar önce
I am a scientist in a program that uses 3He to date groundwater, along with Tritium. Deuterium is also used in our groundwater tracer studies. It’s exciting to see this technology for fusion electricity generation.
JUNIOR SAN BUENAVENTURA
Further, this video about the Helion's POLARIS 7th fusion reactor, as I watched it over and over again here, I think is purposely made as new prototype in order to demonstrate their goal of achieving net electricity generation as promised, by following their five (5) unique steps such as firstly the D-T or He-3 fuel gas are formed at each end of the reactor turning each into FRC plasma, then secondly by accelerating this FRC plasma at superhigh velocity to smash at each other by means of magnetic fields force from the opposite end, then thirdly after that by compressing further the newly formed unified FRC plasma by applying higher magnetic fields force at the center reaction chamber of the said reactor to achieve the highest temperature required and high density of the plasma needed and confinement time (i.e. triple product) to reach the fusion condition (but not self-ignition of a burning plasma) and then finally electricity can thus be directly captured by (i.e. turning off the fusion process according to Helion, but as to why I don't understand it ?) or just letting or releasing the FRC plasma's magnetic field to expand against the magnetic field of the coils wrapped around the POLARIS reactor where the resulting change in the magnetic flux cuts the conductor of these magnetic coils (by the principle of Faraday's Law of induction) which then induces EMF or voltage on it and since which this magnetic coils is coupled to the installed Capacitors then in effect it is able to store the electrical energy, in the process. This pulse magnetic fusion or magneto inertial fusion operation is repeated 10 times per second or like 10 Hz of frequency. Now if this 10 pulse per second rate the Polaris reactor operation by HELION will produce stable and stabilized electrical output voltage to enable it tie to the utility grid is another matter ? T.Y. !, By FMSJR.
Raphael Andrews
Raphael Andrews Aylar önce
Fusion reactors have been around for 50 years but no one has been able to make a mass scale fusion reactor that can work for producing enoumous electricity.
Putins Cat
Putins Cat Aylar önce
I hope they succeed. I am in favor of direct electric conversion without neutron mediation and making more waste. All those 'green' people should get behind this.
Hoai huy
Hoai huy Aylar önce
Thank you so much for this…..it’s very soothing and calming. It really help me a lot
geemy
geemy Aylar önce
I've been following new about fusion - very loosely - for years and it seems like everyone assumed there was plenty of deuterium and tritium to supply electricity to humankind for centuries but I just discovered the issue about very limited amounts of tritium are and how fast it's getting used, AND that fusion reactors being able to generate more tritium than they use is only theoretical, and feasibility is questioned by some scientist. imagine building a fusion rector and not being able to start it or to keep it on for lack of tritium... If profitable fusion reactors with positive net power are figured out quickly enough, I guess we could build many CANDUs because of huge value of tritium, even if takes years. but if the stockpile of tritium is exhausted with no economic reason to produce tritium except fusion research, it could be a huge blow to fusion research and it could slow down research by deveral decades..imagine trying to invent steam or combustion engine with no wood/coal/petrol
Elmar Moelzer
Elmar Moelzer Aylar önce
Helion is not using Tritium. They fusion Deuterium, which produces Tritium and He3 (50:50 chance). The He3 is fed back into the machine to boost power output. The Tritium will eventually decay into more He3 or can be traded, etc.
Nick Johnson
Nick Johnson Aylar önce
Meanwhile, it's quite easy and straightforward to build fission plants which reliably and economically produce electricity for at least 60 years. If the used fuel is recycled or run through a heavy water CANDU type plant, the amount of waste produced is quite manageable and easy to store underground. China has 22 new fission plants under construction with an average build time of 5 years, and cost of $5 billion for a 1,000 megawatt plant. They are now beginning to heat cities with the free waste heat. The only major problem fission plants have is political.
DrSalt
DrSalt Aylar önce
imagine if we already had nuclear fusion reactors at the ready
DJ Claus
DJ Claus 6 gün önce
Excuse me for only having a business degree, but I'm wondering if this type of generator only needs a "jump start" from external electricity? and then it will run on its own electrical supply after the fusion has started?
Elmar Moelzer
Elmar Moelzer 5 gün önce
The design is pulsed. So, the first pulse will need some amount of externally supplied energy. I would guess about 1 kWh. Then that energy recirculates at 95% efficiency. Energy from fusion then adds a surplus. For the final powerplant design the power surplus is 50 MWe (about 1.5 kWh/pulse at 10Hz). Polaris is slightly smaller scale than the final powerplant and slightly less powerful. Also only operates at 1Hz. So, it will not produce 50MWe, but maybe a few kW of net electricity. Still a major milestone.
Arseny i
Arseny i Aylar önce
I don't work as an engineer on inertial confinement laser fusion reactors, and I'll be honest, the vast majority of people believe that science and progress will serve human society, but this is far from the case. New technologies like this, IF someday they do displace traditional fossil fuels, will serve as a cheap source of energy not for consumers, but for energy companies that are still owned by the same capitalists who profit from ordinary people, i.e. hired workers (proletarians). Economic relations are the basis (the foundation of the building), and the social relations of people are the superstructure (what is placed on the foundation brick / block). So ask yourself a question: The current inequality in the world is caused by lazy people who do not think globally, who did not start a "business in a garage" at one time, ... in fact, people who did not find application for their abilities and skills in the current economic system, "who did not fit into market", or due to the fact that the economic system itself is built so that without initial capital, it is almost impossible to become a full-fledged member of society, with a good stable salary. In the beginning, without education, due to lack of funds, no matter how capable and unique you are, you will be the ordinary dregs of this society. Likewise, if you build on a crooked foundation, you'll get a crooked building. But that's not all, the mass of robbed people received by such people, who increase inequality in society, sooner or later will think: what the hell, why do we need this 1% super-rich, greedy, soulless, leather bastards!
Jamway of Aiken-Augusta rock band
Absolutely fascinating I hope that you have Mr David Adair as a consultant to help you with this since he is the first human being to ever create a successful Fusion reactor
Gem Cox
Gem Cox Aylar önce
It’s a reactor if you can get a nuclear reaction in it that is a self sustaining chain reaction ( critical mass). To be on a power plant it needs to produce more power than it takes to maintain the reaction.
Elmar Moelzer
Elmar Moelzer Aylar önce
There is no chain reaction.
Stop Reading The Comments and Go To Bed
I keep thinking of a nuclear combustible engine. lol Also, I think a lot of the answers are in space, because so much energy is needed, maybe doing radiation tests in the safety of space may help accelerate what we know. Probably too expensive now, but it's just a matter of time.
Gastón Pössel
Gastón Pössel Aylar önce
Very well explained, congrats!
Benoit Boucher
Benoit Boucher Aylar önce
Very informative and full of fresh news about fusion. Thanks a lot for that. Cheers from Montreal.
MP WMSCOG
MP WMSCOG Gün önce
Plasma eats everything it possibly can so that it can receive one thing to grow it will literally devour everything around it in order to receive that one molecule so it can sustain itself and then eventually become a plasma planet.
Elmar Moelzer
Elmar Moelzer Gün önce
No, that is not what happens with fusion plasma. In fact it is very hard to keep going. Even contact with anything but a vacuum (like ambient air or the walls) will cool it down immediately. That is why fusion is so hard.
Jimmy Gravitt
Jimmy Gravitt Aylar önce
Haven't watched the video, yet, but I really hope in 2025 that someone reminds me about this video. I am just skeptical of anyone that claims they have fusion technology capable of producing excess electricity ready in 2 years. We shall see.
Massive Cumshot
Massive Cumshot 2 aylar önce
In 7 years watching TRvid I've never seen a more detailed, clear and information packed video. I want to invest in technology like this and will be contacting Helion because of this video.
Rob
Rob 2 aylar önce
I agree Helion has great merit, BUT don't be blinded by science. Consider that much simpler methods like molten salt solar concentrators have failed commercial viability (befor Putin) because they had to pay people to pollish the mirrors and maintain their tracking mechanisms in non hostile conditions. Also this would be very long term - more like thirty years before ROI - how long are you prepared to wait and what might happen in the meanwhile.
JUNIOR SAN BUENAVENTURA
As per their information made publicly, HELION ENERGY Company's approach in harnessing the Fusion energy is different from what ITER group is doing which is the use of magnetic confinement fusion thru Tokamak reactor to study better the physics behind the principle operation and control of the fusion plasma and to attain the self-ignition or the burning plasma. However, even though the former is mindfull of attaining the so called Lawson criteria or triple product of the plasma fusion energy which is high density of the ions per cu.mtr., achieve very high temperatures in Kev and required confinement time in seconds, it nevertheless follows the magneto inertial fusion or pulse magnetic fusion approach such that self-ignition condition is not required on the plasma but directly converting or capture of electricity by the principle of Faraday's Law of induction due to high beta characteristic of the FRC plasma and which I believe is technicaly possible and cheaper to operate and maintain. Thus, doing away with the high pressure steam or heat collection to run steam turbines to drive alternators although according to HELION, excess energy from the plasma energy output could also be used for heating and power generation.
Nick Donovan
Nick Donovan Aylar önce
I believe that there ought to be a Flux capacitor in their machine and then and only then will they succeed
ClawClove
ClawClove Aylar önce
Fusion reactors are always 30 years away unfortunately it is more expensive to start than the amount of energy it will produce.
John Alvitre
John Alvitre Aylar önce
part of this addition of Deuterium to Deuterium to make Helium 3 and then add another Deuterium to make Helium 4 reminds me of the Krebs cycle. Moving from AMP to ADP to ATP. That is a cycle that works and I hope yours does too. I am slowing my reliance on natural gas and moving to electricity, especially if we see your $0.01/kWh. Please keep up this work, it is vital to all of our futures.
seba gomez
seba gomez 18 gün önce
I think in the end somebody will get a nuclear fusion reactor working and instead of mining they will just power another one to make helium-4. maybe just make traditional fission reactors to do it. since space mining seems even more far ahead than fusion itself
David Studhalter
David Studhalter 2 aylar önce
Most of this was new to me, which is always a delight. Thanks for a very interesting and encouraging video.... even if they're not quite there yet, it's great to see this "new golden age of invention" unfolding!
Mike
Mike 2 aylar önce
We should be transferring from our current nuclear energy source to thorium. Except we can't use that to make nuclear weapons.
super duper ducky
super duper ducky 2 aylar önce
@N1otAn1otherN1ame There is really no reason to talk to another human being like that period.
Londen
Londen 2 aylar önce
Disclaimer.......for entertainment purposes only.
john ramirez
john ramirez Aylar önce
Finally someone is thinking outside the box. Direct elecricity production. Making heat to run turbines is antiquated. Perhaps there will be excess heat to do that with but i think this thinking is the next step in electricity generation.
B Walker
B Walker 20 gün önce
To my ears, this sounds just like “we’ve gotten to 95 percent of the speed of light and we expect to achieve it late next year”.
Jeremy Ellis
Jeremy Ellis 16 gün önce
You have no idea how happy it makes me to see someone trying to get away from steam powered generators, of whatever degree. Bravo. Now, just don't die in a mysterious car accident.
SweGunner71
SweGunner71 Aylar önce
So, technically, we will be able to produce more or less an infinite amount of energy virtually dirt cheap. For the end consumer (you and me), electricity will never be cheap.
ÓDonovan
ÓDonovan 2 aylar önce
I am NOT a science geek, but I AM a science fiction geek. To see something we've seen and read about in fiction being this close to reality is sending chills up my spine. I wish Helion all the best. May every test be wildly successful beyond projections and may your power plants be on the market before the end of 2024! I want to see every city and town running them and generating virtually unlimited clean, safe energy for everyone. Then, when the size of the generators is reduced to where everyone can own them, I call "shotgun" on the DeLorean! 😉
Sammy
Sammy Aylar önce
@Stuart Branson - Theme Composer I do get that, is why I wrote what I wrote, didn't You understand that part of that comment?
Nico C.
Nico C. Aylar önce
HAHA!, those of us old enough to remember "Mr. Fusion", I believe Doc placed a banana peel, an egg, and some Miller Lite beer into it and VOILA! (Queue Huey Lewis and The News - "Back in Time") BUT it does reveal one flaw, doesn't creating space-time travel negate the possibility of Cold Fusion being created before the world tears itself apart through greed and apathy?
Sean Driscoll
Sean Driscoll Aylar önce
Fair warning; the joke surrounding Fusion has been it's been 20 years away for 100 years. While it looks super close, It's probably not coming within 20 years.
Bob Roy
Bob Roy Aylar önce
@FEETERICAN Stargate is my favorite.
FEETERICAN
FEETERICAN Aylar önce
First time I heard of deuterium was in Stargate SG-1 and they also called it heavy water and they meet a race of people that needed it to power their generators to keep the shield running (end up not working out for the others (they were a bit hitleristic)). But Sam explained a bit of it in the episode. The episode was "the other side".
kevin ruiters
kevin ruiters Aylar önce
One of the first things that struck me is the potential for making a very interesting plasma weapon out of this technology. I wasn't looking for it, it just popped into mind. It's there in the video, just waiting for the military / dogs-of-war minds to exploit it.
john ramirez
john ramirez Aylar önce
Great. I hope one day war is obsolete. For thatvto happen we must evolve........im not sure thats possible. There are more morons than ever despite our attemps to educate the masses. The whole evil verses good chaps my hide.
Destitute Follower of the Onions
"IT STILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS RADIATION! IT IS BAD!" - That one friend you have or had hahaha. Jokes aside what a wonderful explanatory on the subject. I do hope I will be still be around when fusion has become viable for all haha.
A POO STAIN
A POO STAIN Aylar önce
A geothermal company called eavor could possibly power these desalination plants needed for California. It will certainly be exciting when a commercially viable fusion system is finally a reality though.
wkrp10s player
wkrp10s player Aylar önce
i've been following fusion for 300 years, wow this is gonna be THE ONE
Brandon Savoie
Brandon Savoie 8 gün önce
It would be nice to see these type of companies come together and radioactive storage might be able be transferred to batteries an example being what NBD trying to recycle and use radioactive wastw
Deziderije Tot
Deziderije Tot 24 gün önce
Maybe combine the energies obtained from the sun, water, air, etc. into one?
A Slowjuicer on the Fasttrack
Nice goals and motives put in a clear video for the people. And when you are done and can give cheap and clean energy to the people the corporate world will barge in and make a profit of it at the expense of that same people. For this to work as intended humanity itself will need to change as well.
Nico C.
Nico C. Aylar önce
While I dream of the Commercialization of Nuclear Fusion in my lifetime, I am also aware that it will be a bumpy road getting there, and I don't mean technologically speaking. It is the "Established players" aka Big Oil, who would love nothing more than to keep the status quo alive, all in spite of what they are doing to the planet. Still mine and more importantly my kids Hopes and Dreams are with you.
Scott Fineshriber
Scott Fineshriber 2 aylar önce
I would love to see fusion energy production become viable. It’s really hard to imagine, but then so were things like modern smart phones at one time.
John Doe
John Doe 2 aylar önce
If this becomes viable, i can not see a great future for Russia and the middle east, whose economies are pretty much based on sale of oil.
JBHK
JBHK 2 aylar önce
I think that free energy already exists, for all we know it was invented decades ago, just like there are diesel engines for cars that are way cleaner than electric cars yet these great developments are suppressed because they don't generate enough profit. Then there is that little thing called "being scared", the richest of this world want the people to be scared and worried all the time. They want us to think that WE are the reason why the earth is warming up, they want us to think that "we are the problem" because when you are scared and think you are the reason why the world is in this shitty situation, you are more prone to submission and control. There is no global warming caused by humans. Let this sink in for a while: When all the people in the world would stand shoulder to shoulder, WE WOULD ALL FIT IN New York and still have room for 500.000.000 more people. Knowing this, you still think our footprint is the reason why there is global warming? First we would die because of a new ice age, then we would all die because of acid rain, then we would all die because of the hole in the ozon layer. . . didn't you notice that every enemy humankind faces is "invisible for the naked eye"? The global warming rhetoric was debunked years ago just like the idea that we are slowly running out of crude oil. The creation of oil is a constant proces. Our earth makes more oil then we possibly can extract. So how do you raise fuel prices? By creating the narrative that oil is running out and we "the people" are polluting the earth. It's the elites that keep flying, driving V10 cars, eat meat . . . fish, go hunt. Do as we say, don't do as we do.
Orcas
Orcas 2 aylar önce
it's not viable because the oil industry conglomerates don't want it and they will fight tooth and nail to control the energy sector at all costs
SD
SD Aylar önce
I saw another video about the different levels of an evolved civilization and it said that humanity is only at 0.75 out of 7 simply because we have not figured out fusion power.... Of course, the scale was created based on fictional sci-fi civilizations, but it was still an interesting video...lol But in seriousness, the fossil fuel industry has a vested interest in keeping fusion power down and I can even see them actively trying to sabotage Helion....
Kaligath
Kaligath Aylar önce
The thing is for fusion to work it must be able to defuse at rates equal to the fusion constantly repeating this process over and over thus creating a singularity.
Reality Production Machine
awesome video, I learned a lot. However, I'm questioning why you would suggest that this won't replace "renewables"? It's cheaper, better, and always on... it doesn't turn our environment into bird killing blades chop zones, or turn nature into solar farms that desertify the surroundings made of toxic materials... Aside from that opinion, everything else was spot on tho.
Elmar Moelzer
Elmar Moelzer Aylar önce
Both have their place, I think. In some situations, RE can be cheaper and easier to do. In others these fusion machines will be a better fit.
MONROE
MONROE Aylar önce
I watch these vids and I think, big oil/coal are too. Wonder what their reaction could be? In terms of power, he who controls energy, controls the world.
J M L
J M L 2 aylar önce
I work for a company that builds the capacitors that help them achieve this! It's pretty cool
VIBaJ 16
VIBaJ 16 2 aylar önce
@Charles Nelson fusion
Charles Nelson
Charles Nelson 2 aylar önce
Achieve 'what' exactly?
Joonas Ahonen
Joonas Ahonen 2 aylar önce
"sell shovels when there's a gold rush" -- I'm also curious, what company is that? 😁
David Bailey
David Bailey 2 aylar önce
What company do you work for?
J M L
J M L 2 aylar önce
@Edward Holland No
🌊s o s⚖️
🌊s o s⚖️ 16 gün önce
😑🔮I remember talking about this eleven and a half years ago and giving some similar suggestions,👻 like the harnessing or containing it with an electro magnetic field controlled that would need to be directed by a computer ai. And quartz... Looks like I have a reason to visit France 🥳✌️🌙🦇(I was going to visit anyway, because I recently found out I was part Huguenot.) Great job! Amazing.😳
Mad Calm
Mad Calm 12 gün önce
This approach is very reliant on fast computations & advanced semi-conductor power electronics, that's why it couldn't be tried earlier.
LimitlessLuis
LimitlessLuis Aylar önce
Excellent endeavor! Proud of how far humanity has come. All it takes is one person or group enough initiative to embark on a seemingly difficult yet feasible solution to a worldwide problem, generating, no pun intended; 😃 celebratory results. Clean, abundant energy. Bye-bye inefficient and polluting fossil fuels. What’s not to love? 😎👍🏼
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