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Subject: Re: Excited but dissapointed, Fusor Patent Link
Date: Sep 27, 06:10 am
Poster: Hector

On Sep 27, 06:10 am, Hector wrote:

The question of burning hydrogen 1H in fusion results in a deuterium hydrogen atom being generated in conjunction with a positron and a neutrino.
So the chain goes like this, 1H + 1H=2H + e+ + v.

Now if your lucky and you keep the reaction going then the positron reacts with an electron which gives you energy in the form of a gamma ray. Then we get the reaction of a proton and a deuterium atom which yields a Helium 3 atom (3He) and another gamma ray.

I hope that answers your question.

1) I keep reading all this about fusing deuterium with deuterium, or deuterium with tritium, what happens if one tries to fuse hydrogen 1 with hydrogen 1, attempting to form helium 2 (which obviously does not exist since I can not find any mention of it in isotope listing) I posted this question on a different forum as well, in which someone responded that one of the protons will immediately decay post-fusing into a neutron and a positron. Is this true? Any thoughts on this?