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Subject: Re: Are we really at 80 keV effective energy?
Date: Jun 09, 4:23 pm
Poster: Ely Silk

On Jun 09, 4:23 pm, Ely Silk wrote:

What is the energy of a deuteron that is moving at twice the velocity of a 20 keV deuteron? Answer: 80 keV.


I cannot find any holes in this argument. In fact, the x4 factor explains why the fusor works at so low a voltage (i.e., 15 kv = 60 kv after collision) whereas traditional accelerators require 50 to 60 kv to start producing neutrons from deuteron-deuteron collision.

Thanks for bringing this fact out. When we push the voltage to 30 or 40 kv, we will be generating 120 kv or 160 kv deuteron collisions!!!!