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As this paper is from 2015 and I can't claim to understand it, is the follow up paper by the first author [0] the reason why it actually doesn't work?

[0]: https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00622

they are using electric charge to move plasma particles around, and a magnetic field to enclose the charged electrodes and protect them from the plasma.

the electrode setup was a concentric ring setup so it was simpler than a spherical setup like a fusor kind of device



the most common fusion concepts nowadays involve magnetic enclosure and or compression, of plasma, and electric charge based acceleration of the plasma.

At first glance, no.

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