A Microscopic Path to Fusion.

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A Microscopic Path to Fusion.

Postby Frank Sanns » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:40 pm

Quite interesting technology for electrons. Deuterons being heavier and slower (for fusion) might put one of these into the realm of being an interesting collider. I could imagine one chip with grooves expanding towards the center even in a plane that would usher and accelerate deuterons to a central colliding point. That puts many deuterons in the right place, at the right time, with the right energy for some good statistics for collision. Of course the big question always is, has too much energy been expended in the process?

http://physics.aps.org/articles/v6/106
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Re: A Microscopic Path to Fusion.

Postby Richard Hull » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:44 pm

Very interessting article and fascinating theory. However, Frank is sage in his foresight about energy expended in the laser light being more than the resulting acceleratory finished product, energy wise. Light is traditionally a terrible source of seed energy when part of a process. As an enabler it is often capable of great results, but as an energy transfer system it is found wanting in the COP sense.

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