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Subject: Re: orientation of energy release
Date: May 28, 3:24 pm
Poster: Richard Hull

On May 28, 3:24 pm, Richard Hull wrote:

>My understanding of orientation of the energy released during the fusion is pretty poor. Do the particles just plain vanilla fly off in random directions, or does it depend on the orientation of the nuclei at the critical moment? Has anyone ever done any work on this?


Fusion, in the fusor at least, is a 100% isotropic event. The energy is given off in the form of neutrons, which, when slowed or stopped, will ultimately yield simple heat energy. The neutrons emission is assumed to be fairly evenly distributed over the full 360 degree, three dimensional spherical volume of space. There is, of course, no way to colimate, condense, or focus a neutron beam generated from an isotropic source.

Richard Hull