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Subject: Hybird nuclear raector
Date: Sep 26, 4:43 pm
Poster: Al

On Sep 26, 4:43 pm, Al wrote:

I would like to entertain your comments on my armchair engineering of a hybird reactor.
Specifically what I have in mind is the use of a farnsworth fusor to produce sufficient neutron output to radiate an enriched Uranium blanket.

I estimate that with an out put in the 10>15 neutrons per second range, if moderated to thermal velocities resulting in efficient burning of an enriched uranium blanket could in theory produce approx. 20Kw of power ( I am estimating approx 200Mev per reaction of the uranium fuel for 10>15 reactions yielding 200>21 ev. or 20Kw) Are my numbers correct?

Such a power plant could be quite small to power a car ar aircraft and of course inherently safe from problems of melt down. Of course there would still be radioactive waste to deal with but there always is.

My thinking is that this increased efficiency in development of the farnsworth fusor would then make it economical and at that point which would generate the revenue needed to allow this technology to progress.

All comments and constructive criticism welcome.


aka Big Al