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  • Fuel encapsulation for inertial electrostatic confinement nuclear fusion reactors. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Capanni, Niccolo Francesco; Gow, Kenneth S. (British Interplanetary Society., 2011-05)
    MACLEOD, C., CAPANNI, N. F. and GOW, K. S., 2011. Fuel encapsulation for inertial electrostatic confinement nuclear fusion reactors. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 64 (5), pp. 139-149.
    Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) is an approach to nuclear fusion which utilises the properties of electrostatically accelerated ion-beams instead of hot plasmas. The best known device which uses the principle is ...
  • Overcoming fuel-air mixing issues with pulsed scramjets and pelletized fuel. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Capanni, Niccolo Francesco; Gow, Kenneth S. (British Interplanetary Society http://www.jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2015.68.354, 2015-11-01)
    MACLEOD, C., CAPANNI, N.F. and GOW, K.S., 2015. Overcoming fuel-air mixing issues with pulsed scramjets and pelletized fuel. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], Vol 68 (11), pp. 354-362. Available from: http://www.jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2015.68.354
    n this paper the concept of a pulsed Scramjet using pelletized fuel is examined. The aim is to overcome the main technical problem inherent in more traditional designs - poor air-fuel mixing. In this new paradigm, airflow ...
  • A reconsideration of electrostatically accelerated and confined nuclear fusion for space applications. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Gow, Kenneth S. (British Interplanetary Society, 2010)
    MACLEOD, C. and GOW, K. S., 2010. A reconsideration of electrostatically accelerated and confined nuclear fusion for space applications. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS), Volume 63 Number 5/6, pp. 192 - 205
    Most present-day research into Nuclear Fusion concentrates on high-temperature plasmas combined with Inertial or Magnetic Confinement. However, there exists another body of less well-known work based on Electrostatic ...
  • Some practical aspects of electromagnetic activation. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Gow, Kenneth S.; Capanni, Niccolo Francesco (The British Interplanetary Society, 2010)
    MACLEOD, C., GOW, K. S. and CAPANNI, N. F., 2010. Some practical aspects of electromagnetic activation. The Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS), 62 (9), pp. 320-331.
    Electromagnetic Activation (EMA) is an alternative to combustion in Scramjet-like hypersonic engines. The basis of the system was outlined in previous publications. This paper builds on these results and explores some ...