[ RadSafe ] [RadSafe]Warm Fusion --- Part Two
JPreisig at aol.com
JPreisig at aol.com
Mon Sep 22 16:07:44 CDT 2008
This is from: jpreisig at aol.com .
Hope all is well where you are today.
In an earlier message to Radsafe I discussed the possibility of
having (D,T) fusion reactions occur by mechanically pushing neutral
D2 and T2 molecules at one another (see Radsafe archives).
Thinking about this some more, I think this fusion scheme can be
improved somewhat. Basically, one can use a 50 to 200 keV
(small) particle accelerator to shoot deuterium and/or tritium ions
at a target containing deuterium and/or tritium molecules, which are
electrically neutral. So, until the ions come very close to the
and/or tritium molecules, there is relatively little electromagnetic
repulsion. Remember, the energy needed to make the (D,T) fusion
go is roughly 20 to 50 keV (see Segre's nuclear physics book???).
Sure, there still are considerations about energy loss through the
target system, etc. And the reaction needs to take place in a vacuum
One could get the energy from the reaction products by placing a
large container of water (or whatever is good) around the target area.
I'm not going to share with you how one could do this efficiently.
So, perhaps now some of you experimentally capable scientists
with a small accelerator hanging around could do some work on this,
if so inspired. Do what you will.
If you don't like the idea of generating all those neutrons in
reaction, then perhaps you might want to look at Aneutronic reactions
involving elements slightly heavier than deuterium and/or tritium.
Work on advanced Aneutronic reactions was done quite a while ago
now by Bogdan Maglich and his colleagues at Fusion Energy
Corporation (NJ) and/or Aneutronics Inc. You might find some of this
work on the Internet and/or in scientific journals in your library.
Work continues on by the established (Hot) Fusion community.
I see also that NASA (USA) is going forward with their next
group of rocket launch vehicles and they seem to be making progress.
Best wishes to them.
One day (before I reach my expiration date!!!!) I would like to go
travelling about Earth and Space in my $100,000.00 fusion powered
flying saucer. Wonder if it will really happen.
It is fun to watch those British and/or American airplanes
vertically from the Earth's surface. I forget what these planes are
right now. It is also fun to watch films of the Lunar Lander Module
on the moon (the Lunar Escape Module???) taking off vertically from
the Moon's surface (at 1/6 the Earth's gravity). Most of the films
vertical takeoff's are 30-40 years old. Wonder what US present-day
aircraft can do vertically now???? Can you say flying saucer???
My local newspaper (the Trenton Times (NJ)) reports today that
they are finding oil (by drilling) in the Bay of Bengal (India). Nisy,
get your drilling hard hat on!!!! Guess this will give George W. and
the VP something to do once their term ends.
You all have a good day.
Regards, Joseph R. (Joe) Preisig, Ph.D.
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