X-Message-Number: 21950
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 17:07:26 EDT
Subject: MHD generator

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An x-ray brain scanner will need a poverful electric generator to feed the 

klystrons whose entangled wave will pump the nuclear electromagnetism levels. My
present day tooling effort is aimed to a demonstrator with 1 kW 3GHz 

generator. The final system, not for tomorrow yet, may need up to 10 GW of 
power, for too much for the main. The only workable solution is a 

magneto-hydro-dynamics generator. The gas may come from a burner looking as a 
rocket motor 
(with less constrains because it has not to fly) or a pulse detonation engine. 
This has been tested at small scale (see NASA document: tp210801.pdf).

It seems simple and cheap to build. Scale extension seems not a problem, a 8 
inches diameter pipe could produce 6 kW, for a large diameter system the 

problem is the electro-magnet. The best choice seems to be a berylium coil 
by the burner fuel, for example CH4.

Yvan Bozzonetti.


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