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Subject: Re: Fusion Reactions - Whoops!!
Date: Aug 06, 0:19 am
Poster: Dave Cooper
On Aug 06, 0:19 am, Dave Cooper wrote:
Sorry Folks my abacus needs grease - couple numbers are off here.
> Chemical reactions are rather fast. Let's use 1 pico sec. (1 ps = 10 ^-12 sec.). Thus, the POWER produced by a 10 EV chemical reaction is 10 EV (Joules per Coulomb) / (10 ^-12 sec). or about (10 ^13) watts for 6.25 x 10 ^18 particles. Per particle, its about 62.5 micro watts.
Should be 1.6 microwatts per particle.
For a 4 to 6 MEV reaction, happening in the same time frame, the power produced is 400 to 600 thousand times larger, or about 2.5 to 4.0 watts/particle!
Should be 0.64 to 0.96 watts per particle.
Sorry for the mistakes...:-((