Table of Contents
- 1 Introduction: The Iter Project and the Tokomak
- 2 The Two Challenges Confronting the Iter Project
- 3 The ITER Project and How Post-modern Physics Takes us beyond Modern Physics
- 4 Crucial Discussion
- 5 Summary
Introduction: The Iter Project and the Tokomak
ITER, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, is a facility based in Southern France and which its aim and vision are to generate energy from nuclear fusion.
This project which is being referred to as the greatest energy project ever is been supported by 35 countries, among which are the US, the EU, China, Russia, Japan, India, Korea.
The aim of this iter project is to replicate on Earth the exact fusion process by which the Sun produces its energy, and in my opinion, this is just an amazing pursuit, and I am so glad to see different nations come together for a greater vision of science to create “a carbon free source of energy” using the “tokomak”.
The project “design is centred on heating a cloud of hydrogen gas to 10 times hotter than the core of the sun, some 150m degrees Celsius, inside a ring-shaped container called a tokamak, which has superconducting magnets fixed around it like hoops fitted on a circular curtain rail. These magnets create an overlapping set of fields that keep the electrically charged gas inside from touching the sides of the tokamak and therefore losing energy.”
So, the tokomak is “a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.”
This is a very great project and I am very concerned about the scientific knowledge upon which we implement this project which is modern physics.
Since the discovery of nuclear fusion, it has been tremendously hard to implement it on a practical basis and in such a manner that we can produce and harness a resulting net energy.
So, the iter project is confronted by practical challenges which have to do with the high temperatures of millions of degree Celsius needed to initiate the fusion of hydrogen isotopes, deuterium and tritium, and also contain the produced plasmas.
At such high temperatures, no material can remain and so scientists are relying on electromagnetic fields to contain the hot plasmas. A lot has been accomplished in this direction by the iter project and more accomplishments are needed.
The Two Challenges Confronting the Iter Project
The practical challenges confronting the iter project or any nuclear fusion project is the major reason why many scientists are sceptical about the possibility of nuclear fusion.
But then the iter project is not only confronted by practical challenges, it is also confronted by conceptual challenges which are really the challenges behind the practical challenges.The iter project is not only confronted by practical challenges, it is also confronted by conceptual challenges.Click To Tweet
So, if we can resolve the conceptual challenges confronting the iter project, then I am certain that some of us, if not all of us, may become certain of the feasibility of nuclear fusion as we will see the practical difficulties become a lesser part of the problem.
Now, what do I really mean by practical and conceptual challenges? Why the distinction?
Practical challenges, as have been pointed out, are challenges that have to do with the material and technological challenges confronting the iter project, but the conceptual challenges have to do with how well we understand nuclear reactions or nuclear fusion.
Is there something about the nature of nuclear reactions that we haven’t learnt from modern physics?
We must not forget that what we want to accomplish in the iter project has already been accomplished in nature, so it is important to first understand how nature has accomplished hers before we can ever hope to accomplish ours.
What we want to do in the iter project is to create a little Sun on Earth powered by nuclear fusion just like the Sun above, so we must understand how the Sun produces its power, in fact, we must understand the mystery of creation itself.
Nuclear fusion goes to the very mystery of creation, and unless we understand the universe to a deeper level than we do today, we may never be able to accomplish nuclear fusion.
This is what the conceptual challenge confronting the iter project is all about. It is a challenge that is connected to the bigger conceptual problems, like the unification problem, that confronted physics.
Before now, we have described nuclear reactions and the operations of the tokomak based on modern physics. But now, post-modern physics has arrived, and it informs us differently about nuclear reactions and even the operations of the tokomak.
Post-modern physics has resolved the conceptual problems we had in understanding the universe and this gives us a big edge or advantage in the iter project. There is now a new perspective by which we view the nature of nuclear fusion.
Listen, in science, before the advent of post-modern physics, we were in the condition that our technological advances were greater than our scientific knowledge or that our practical knowledge was greater than our conceptual knowledge.
But now, post-modern physics has reversed the scale, such that our conceptual knowledge is now greater than our practical knowledge. With the new physics, we now see real possibilities in practical science that we did not see before.
The implication of this is that we can approach the iter project with more informed knowledge and a finer and more refined application of technology.
It is the conceptual challenges confronting the iter project which no one has identified that I want to point out to you in this article. And you will realize, even before concluding this article, that the conceptual challenges have really been the real challenges confronting the iter project.
A huge part of the challenges confronting iter or nuclear fusion is in our minds, is in our understanding of the nature of the universe; and post-modern physics is assisting us in achieving nuclear fusion by taking us beyond modern physics.Post-modern physics is assisting us in achieving nuclear fusion by taking us beyond modern physics.Click To Tweet
So, post-modern physics now takes us beyond modern physics and with this revolutionary accomplishment comes new technological advantages which will ensure that man comes to touch and harness free and clean energy on Earth.
The ITER Project and How Post-modern Physics Takes us beyond Modern Physics
Now, one of the ways in which post-modern physics takes us beyond modern physics is in our understanding of energy.
Beyond the Quantitative Nature of Energy
With the advent of modern physics came a revolutionary expansion in our understanding of the quantitative nature of energy.
This was accomplished by the revolutionary theory of relativity which informed us about a vast amount of energy or a new reservoir of energy present in the universe and which is represented by the famous Einstein’s equation E=mc2.
This energy equation has been applied by physicists to understand nuclear reactions and the inter-relationship between matter and energy.
However, post-modern physics is extending our understanding of energy in a qualitative manner (and also in a quantitative manner if you really look at it). Post-modern physics is now taking us beyond the form of energy in Joules to another form of energy in Joules/s2 .
Now, post-modern physics is informing us that there are two kinds of energy in the universe, which are the energy in Joules and the energy in Joules/s2. The first form of energy in Joules applies outside the atomic world, while the second form of energy in Joules/s2 applies inside the atomic world.
This understanding of energy is very important for the iter project because we are dealing with atomic particles or plasmas that carry, according to post-modern physics, energy in Joules/s2 and not the energy in Joules.
This is what the qualitative understanding of energy is. Modern physics provided us with a solely quantitative expansion of our understanding of energy, but now post-modern physics is providing us with a qualitative expansion of our understanding of energy.
We shall now approach the iter project with an understanding that involves the harmonious inter-play between the quantitative and the qualitative nature of energy. This is a tremendous leap against the conceptual challenges that confronted the iter project which we did not recognised until now.
By now looking at the two forms of energy in the universe, we are going beyond the quantitative nature of energy through which we have observed and analysed the iter project before.
Nuclear fusion and even nuclear fission that occur at an atomic level are all governed by the energy in Joules/s2 which is a different form of energy than the energy in Joules that we are used to. Not knowing this has been a huge oversight in all our nuclear programs or project so far.
Post-modern physics has now removed the conceptual limitation we never even knew we had in our understanding of energy! We have now gone beyond modern physics and we are now being introduced to the true understanding of nuclear reactions based on the second form of energy in the universe, which is the energy in Joules/s2.
The iter project and our study of nuclear fusion now have to be based on post-modern physics and not on modern physics. This is the only way we can eventually encounter true progress in the practical application of nuclear fusion.
I am not in any way denying the practical challenges confronting the project, but I want you to know that the bigger problems are the conceptual challenges confronting the project and which were hidden and not mentioned until now and in this article.
Let’s imagine that we are being observed by some higher beings as we go about trying to accomplish practical nuclear fusion, what do you think they will think of us? Won’t they imagine how funny we must be going about something without knowledge?
This is why I was driven to write this article, we are going about the iter project without the true understanding of nuclear reactions yet it is very important for this project.
Now, let me talk about another victory post-modern physics provides for us for the accomplishment of nuclear fusion.
Beyond Thermal Electromagnetic Energy
I wanted to write about this first, but on second thought, I decided to start with the two forms of energy which in the absolute understanding of the universe are partly superficial.
This is because what I want to discuss about how post-modern physics takes us beyond thermal electromagnetic energy will take us beyond the concept of energy itself.
Now, concerning the iter project and in every nuclear fusion project, the nuclear reaction is usually initiated by the thermal energy of light. And according to this step, we require a huge amount of thermal energy going up to 150 million degree Celsius to initiate the fusion of the two isotopes of hydrogen, deuterium and tritium, involved in the reaction.
At this point these atoms must have ionized and being charged plasmas will become chaotic and uncontainable. However, scientists have decided to apply a magnetic field (read an electromagnetic field) in order to contain the plasmas produced from the nuclear reaction.
It’s a real practical challenge trying to create materials that can withstand such heat that is equal to the one found in the Sun’s core.
But is there a way we can by-pass this challenge and not by creating strong materials that can withstand heat or using electromagnetic fields but by simply not applying thermal energy to initiate or produce fusion?
When we apply thermal energy, we are simply applying light which is a non-mechanical wave in the universe. But what if there is another non-mechanical wave in the universe other than light which we can engage to initiate fusion?
This possibility, which can only be called a breakthrough, is what post-modern physics now informs us about. There is another non-mechanical wave in the universe with different properties from that of light and I believe that we can harness it with proper understanding.
Now, what is this wave? It is the gravi-electromagnetic wave, and as I now teach you in this blog, it is the second non-mechanical wave in the universe.
Let’s now go further to understand this wave. Looking at the universe, there is no thermal evidence of this wave, we only have the thermal evidence of light. This is because the gravi-electromagnetic wave is the wave of creation and not light.
All the matter in the universe come from the gravi-electromagnetic wave and are constituted by it. It is the content of all matter, and because this wave forms a unified continuum with matter, it cannot produce heat when it interacts with matter. So, this wave is a non-thermal wave.
Thermal energy exists because light does not form a unified continuum with matter and so the reactions of light and matter can produce heat. We must return to the basic understanding of heat as being due to the fundamental friction between light and matter.
The other non-mechanical wave in the universe cannot experience such fundamental friction with matter, and so cannot produce heat. This is partly why this second non-mechanical wave has been hidden from us for years.
So, beyond electromagnetic energy, we are now looking at gravi-electromagnetic energy and the possibility of fusing atomic particles using the non-thermal energy of the gravi-electromagnetic wave.
This is how creation began and even how the stars are sustained. There is immense subtlety in nature and we must capture a huge part of it, if not all, in order to truly master the practical application of the laws of the universe.
The first and causal part of creation by which matter first arose in the universe was completely non-thermal and gravi-electromagnetic, and it remains for us to prove if we can initiate fusion using this non-thermal gravi-electromagnetic energy and not the thermal electromagnetic energy we have been using.
In our modern understanding of how the stars were able to initiate fusion, we describe that gravity was what condense matter strongly enough for enough heat to be generated to initiate nuclear fusion.
This modern understanding of how stars produce their own energy is being transformed by post-modern physics.
Now, since there are only two non-mechanical waves in the universe, the electromagnetic wave and the gravi-electromagnetic wave, then every action in the universe can only be initiated by either of these two non-mechanical waves.
So, according to post-modern physics, the actions which we attribute to gravity are really the actions of the gravi-electromagnetic wave, of which gravity is obviously a component.
Therefore, creation or stars nuclear fusion wasn’t about gravity pulling hydrogen atoms together to then be assisted by light to initiate fusion, rather it was about the gravi-electromagnetic wave pulling hydrogen atoms together unassisted by light.
The resulting thermal energy should be seen as a result of nuclear fusion and not the initiating agent. We can initiate nuclear fusion using non-thermal gravi-electromagnetic energy and produce thermal electromagnetic energy as a result. This is the operational principle by which stars produce their fusion.
I want you to see that the universe is subtle and that there is a physics beyond thermodynamics. I have talked about this in the article below:
Modern physics teaches us to look at light and gravity when describing how fusion occurs in stars, but post-modern physics is teaching us to look at light and the gravi-electromagnetic wave when describing how fusion occurs in stars.
Also, looking at the post-modern understanding of star nuclear fusion, we begin to realize the true energy source that powers the stars and keep them in eternal motion, and this energy source is the gravi-electromagnetic wave.
What we call the electromagnetic wave or light is a small fraction of the energy density of the universe, a huge part of the energy density of the universe is gravi-electromagnetic energy.
By investigating the two non-mechanical waves in the universe, we inevitably go beyond thermodynamics and the law of conservation of energy to non-thermodynamics and the law of conservation of inertia which is the true understanding of the operations and transformations of the universe.
I have talked about the law of conservation of inertia in the article below:
So, post-modern physics is making nuclear fusion possible by taking us beyond thermal electromagnetic energy to non-thermal gravi-electromagnetic energy, and even beyond the laws of conservation energy to the law of conservation of inertia.
The major part of creation was non-thermodynamical and it came about by the law of conservation of inertia and not of energy which is a surface level understanding of creation.
This new conceptual knowledge and others that will emerge from post-modern physics will help us by-pass the practical difficulty involved in creating and using materials that can withstand immense thermal energy or heat in nuclear fusion reactors.
And I am convinced that there are other practical ways we can fuse these atoms using small thermal energy, thus making the fusion reactor more effective as it will definitely produce more energy than it receives.
Now, another important way post-modern physics makes nuclear fusion possible is by taking us beyond the modern accelerator principle.
Beyond the Modern Accelerator Principle
I have made a reference to this above when I replaced “magnetic field” with “electromagnetic field”. This is because post-modern physics now takes us beyond the modern accelerator principle to the post-modern accelerator principle.
When we describe the operations of nuclear fusion reactors, especially the tokomak, we say that we need a ‘magnetic field’ to contain the plasma produced in these reactors. We wrongly think that a ‘magnetic field’ is what controls the plasma which are ionized gases in the fusion reactors.
If we move over to post-modern physics, we will find out that it is a complete electromagnetic field due to the acceleration of light that controls the plasmas and not a magnetic field.
The acceleration of light is what controls or determine the acceleration of the plasma and it is what ensures that we can contain them. This understanding is important because it is connected to other projects and practical problems in physics today.
In my article on taking a cue from gravity, I made you understand that just as ‘gravity’ can contain bodies within a defined path, so also can light contain bodies within a defined path. This principle or possibility is what is really happening when we use light and not a magnetic field to contain the plasma in a nuclear reactor.
Post-modern physics now gives us a complete understanding of how we apply electromagnetism to contain the plasmas in a nuclear fusion reactor. I will like you to read my other article so that you will really understand this.
Now, let’s discuss the third way that post-modern physics makes nuclear fusion possible.
Beyond Quantum Mechanics and the Modern Atomic Theory
The above is how I will say that post-modern physics takes us beyond it all. It’s a whole new understanding of the atomic world that has emerged from post-modern physics and which was unsuspected by quantum mechanics and modern atomic theory.
Post-modern physics now informs us about the operations of the atomic world based on absolute relativity and not quantum mechanics, and with this also comes a new understanding of the atomic structure.
In modern atomic theory, the structure of the atom is described based on the concept of charge. But now in the post-modern atomic theory, the structure of the atom is described based on the concept of the acceleration of light spoken of above.
This new understanding of the atomic world and its structure emerging from post-modern physics is part of what now makes nuclear fusion a whole lot possible. Post-modern physics has completely removed every barrier in our understanding of the universe!
So, the iter project which is currently being seen and ran as a modern project can become transformed to be seen and ran as a post-modern project. We only have to change the scientific base by which we understand nuclear fusion from modern physics.
Post-modern physics is now introducing us for the first time in scientific history to the true principle that governs the atomic world and all nuclear reactions which quantum mechanics failed to reveal to us.
So, by this, we have successfully moved beyond quantum mechanics, and who would have thought that quantum mechanics and modern atomic theory would be a conceptual hindrance against us achieving nuclear fusion power generation.
Furthermore, the aspect of modern atomic theory that describes radioactivity has been replaced by a better understanding of radioactivity in post-modern physics.
This is one of the biggest yet you most underestimated conceptual challenges that confronted the iter project and all the nuclear fusion project.
Before post-modern physics, we did not really understand radioactivity, but now we do, and with this better understanding, we will approach nuclear fusion with better knowledge of the process in action.
I have talked about the post-modern understanding of radioactivity in this my article.
Energy produced by nuclear fusion is clean and it does not produce radioactive waste like nuclear fission and some scientists speculate that nuclear fusion is the energy of the future.
I want to suggest that they are right for now because we must not ignore the whole body of practical possibilities that post-modern physics now affords us.
We now have the fundamental theory which governs the motion of atomic and non-atomic bodies and this encompassing scientific knowledge of the universe at our disposal can make “the energy of the future” possible from different directions and not only nuclear fusion.
Our scientific knowledge has now far exceeded our practical knowledge. This is an immense advantage for us in this post-modern era, and I am convinced that because of this, nuclear fusion is now more possible than it was before.
We now approach our research on nuclear fusion with a greater scientific knowledge and which was unpredicted by modern physics. Post-modern physics now makes nuclear fusion possible by taking us beyond modern physics in the four ways and possibly more mentioned above.
We now understand the universe beyond the energy in Joules, beyond thermal electromagnetic energy, beyond the modern accelerator principle, and beyond quantum mechanics and the modern atomic theory.
This changes at a conceptual level the way we do nuclear fusion research and it is only a matter of (short) time before it changes our practical approach to nuclear fusion research.
The immense scientific knowledge post-modern physics offers to us has even assured us that we can really achieve nuclear fusion and possibly in a non-complex machine even simpler than the tokomak.
Furthermore, the new understanding of the atomic world can inevitably result in the active assistance of particle physics or particle research in the iter project in order to hasten and foster the realization of the project.
The Iter project is not a standalone project, it requires the new practical knowledge that will emerge from other aspects of physics, especially particle physics, where the post-modern atomic theory will be more focusly researched.
Also, I want to appreciate the scientists who are engaged in the iter project and I also want other scientists to become a part of this project, whether directly or indirectly. We all have to come together in the new spirit of science that has been birthed in this post-modern era.
Our skepticism should now fall under the power of the scientific knowledge that has come to us. Nuclear fusion should now be approached with faith and excitement because it is possible and a lot more.
Our conceptual understanding of the iter project has improved greatly because of post-modern physics which now brings us the great scientific revolution that is about the final unification of physics.
We should now approach the iter project and every other nuclear project with the new conceptual understanding of how nuclear fusion occurs in the universe and powers the stars, taking particular note of the energy in Joules/s2 which is the true atomic energy of nuclear fusion.
This scientific article assures us more than anything else of the possibility of nuclear fusion and how it can become possible due to the new conceptual understanding of the universe we now have from post-modern physics.
Nuclear fusion is now made possible because we have gone beyond modern physics and what it informed us about nuclear fusion and the extensive universe.
So, the iter project is now based on a new conceptual foundation which will even transform the practical approach to the project. This is an important advancement for this project which has also celebrated a half-way milestone.
This article calls us to approach the iter project with true scientific knowledge and illumination which increases the feasibility of the project and gives us the only assurance we need of the possibility of a free-energy future.
Until next time,
I will be here.
– M. V. Echa