In this space, visitors are invited to post any comments, questions, or skeptical observations about Philo T. Farnsworth's contributions to the field of Nuclear Fusion research.Subject: Re: Hybird nuclear raector

Date: Oct 03, 11:08 pm

Poster: Dave CooperOn Oct 03, 11:08 pm, Dave Cooper wrote:

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

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>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 ther always is.

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comments and constructive criticism welcome.

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>Al

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Just a note on the energy conversions.... Using the numbers given: 200 MEV x 10^15 /sec = 2x10^23 ev/sec. At 1.6x10^-19 joules/ev, this would give about 3.2 x10^4 joules/sec or 32kW.

This would be a fairly small output for all but the smallest vehicles. Most really need > 100 kW to be of any practical use.

Also as has been observed, 10^15 neutrons/sec is about 6 to 9 orders of magnitude above what fusors now can do.

Dave Cooper