FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible for a bore coated with hard and dense metal alloy like tungsten or depleted uranium to reflect most of the Bremsstrahlung and other electromagnetic radiation back to plasma?
Yes. Bremsstrahlung radiation is in the X-ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum and most of the electromagnetic radiation from an aneutronic fusion is also in this range. However, only X-rays at very shallow angles can be more effectively reflected, hence an alternate layer of tungsten and boron carbide (W/B4C) can improve the X-ray reflection.
Does Electrostatic Acceleration have low energy consumption?
Electrostatic acceleration consumes low energy to reach great kinetic energy, and
CrossFire Reactor does Not have a central grid to cause losses.
How do you prevent the high temperature plasma (7 billion °C) from causing a meltdown in the fusion reactor?
The fuel is injected with great kinetic energy (600keV), but in small quantities, and calculations are done for the magnetic and electric fields to confine the plasma, keeping it away from the chamber walls.
How do you prevent the magnetic reconnection phenomena from causing an explosion that would damage the superconducting magnets?
Keeping the amount of plasma safely controlled, always measured and in small quantities.
How to energize the powerful superconducting magnets preventing that the field of one magnet does not inhibit the current in another?
The magnetic inductance does not inhibit direct current (DC), the inductive magnetic reactance only slows down the startup. Also, the armature is designed to sustain all parts together.
Is the electric field inside the armature zero?
No. The armature is positive; core is negative, ions from ground potential, there is no problem with wires if correctly placed, an electric field is present at the end of each magnet.
Could you try to explain it using other words?
The system has 6 magnets set up on 3 axes, opposing each other, supplied by a steady-state direct current, with a continuous ion injection through the cusps, electric fields applied at the end of magnets controlling escape, a well-dosed quantity of plasma preventing uncontrolled magnetic reconnection from blowing up the reactor, and in a state of quasi-isotropic confinement.
How do you prevent the plasma from escaping through the magnetic cusp?
By the continuous ion injection, moreover, the magnetic cusp acts like a "magnetic bottle" and each magnet has a set of coils grouped for controlling it.
Is CrossFire Reactor similar to Farnsworth-Hirsh Fusor in having a central grid?
No. CrossFire Reactor does not have a central grid.
Is CrossFire Reactor similar to Bussard Polywell in having recirculation of electrons?
No. CrossFire Reactor uses continuous injection of ions and there is no recirculation of electrons.
How do fusion reactions take place? Compression or collisions?
CrossFire Reactor does not rely on compression; it relies on the collision of ions, needing kinetic energy and confinement.
Is it preferable that the plasma be neutral?
Yes. However, in practice, it is impossible because the confinement becomes unstable. The next best choice is a strong magnetic field and a low charge-to-mass ratio (C/kg) to keep the plasma in a quasi-neutral state.
How do fusion reactions take place?
The CrossFire Reactor does not need a sophisticated physics concept to work. It's really quite simple.
It simply relies on ion collisions, needing kinetic energy and confinement.
In this case, there is more focus in a set up that achieves a tridimensional injection and confinement.
What about the name CrossFire Fusor?
The name Fusor is short of fusion reactor, and the name CrossFire is due to both the confinement and injection being done three-dimensionally. It also can be called the CrossFire Fusion Reactor.