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Subject: Re: Boroethane?
Date: Jun 23, 3:56 pm
Poster: Pierce Nichols

On Jun 23, 3:56 pm, Pierce Nichols wrote:

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

The NRL formulary lists that the reaction exists, and lists the products and energies, but nothing more.

>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!

I know. I will probably do deuterium runs long before I crank up with boron and hydrogen. I'm just curious about more data others might have.

>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.

Yes, but does anyone here have any hard facts? What are the conditions for boron proton fusion? I know that they are more demanding than D-D fusion -- I'm curious how much more.