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Subject: Are we really at 80 keV effective energy?
Date: Jun 07, 3:41 pm
Poster: Scott Little

On Jun 07, 3:41 pm, Scott Little wrote:

A friend of mine, Dennis Letts, pointed out the following to me: If two deuterons are colliding head on in the center of my fusor, each with a velocity commensurate with 20 keV of kinetic energy, the collision dynamics are the same as if a deuteron with twice that VELOCITY struck a stationary deuteron. Twice the velocity means four times the energy! It therefore appears that our D-D collisions are the same as 80 keV collisions in a conventional accelerator-target arrangement.