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Subject: Re: p + B11 reaction
Poster: IJV

On , IJV wrote:

>While initially attractive because it is "a-neutronic" (that is, it doesn't give up neutrons which cause all sorts of problems), it has a very low cross section (which means it is hard to make it work), and, there are other reactions that will inevitably occur in the same reaction vessel that DO yield neutrons, so you haven't actually saved much hassle.
I take it the low cross section means that getting a proton to hit a boron nucleus and split it is difficult?. Also, what are the neutron generating side reactions?