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Subject: Re: Boroethane?
Date: Jun 22, 11:59 pm
Poster: Richard Hull

On Jun 22, 11:59 pm, Richard Hull wrote:

Wow! This is pretty adventurous. I haven't heard of this one.

I would imagine a quick study of the energy required versus cross section to do fusion would lead the experimenter to require really stratospheric acceleration voltages!

A lot of stuff in possible fusion reactants sounds really nice, but the energy required often demands megabuck operations to bring to even a basic hardware phase inorder to study the process.

Many processes are theoretically sound and interesting, but their implimentation is exceedingly difficult.

Richard Hull

> Has anyone used boroethane or other boron hydride gasses in their fusors? It seems to me that using a single fuel gas would simplify operations.
> Also, does anyone have experimental data on boron-hydrogen reactions? I like them because the fuels are common and easy to get, and the resulting reaction is aneutronic. Does anyone know about side reactions between other isotopes present (like boron-10 and deuterium)?
> -p