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Fusion Reaction

Particle accelerator assisted sustained fusion reactor
 
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Since deuterium and tritium carry a very strong positive charge I propose firing a negative charge partice stream between and perpendicular to timed deuterium and tritium acceleration. All of the current fusion reactors (that I know of!) concentrate energy in various forms to a pinpoint of theoretically stationary deuterium tritium fuel and use more energy than they produce.
mhuppertz, Jul 08 2004

Old Cold Fusion Idea http://web.archive...._20Nuclear_20Fusion
The Archive site is one of the most valuable things about the Internet. [Vernon, Oct 04 2004]

Old Cold Fusion Idea http://web.archive...._20Nuclear_20Fusion
The Archive site is one of the most valuable things about the Internet. [Vernon, Oct 21 2004]

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       Can you elaborate on this – ie. why is it an improvement?
Detly, Jul 08 2004
  

       The negatively charged particles would greatly diminish the repulsive forces between deuterium and tritium thereby decreasing the external energy needed to bring about the fusion reaction. Also this would allow the constant flow of fuel required to produce usable heat energy.
mhuppertz, Jul 08 2004
  

       I'd like to see what [Vernon] has to say about this...
philmckraken, Jul 09 2004
  

       Doing so would compromise the integrity of the Poloidal field. How could you maintain the plasma septum with tokamac architecture? It seems you haven't thought this through. Your suggestion would create impurities that would cool the plasma enough so that the D-T transaction would cease, or never reach ignition, unless the excitation was carefully timed, which is impossible without exorbitant doping. I think the European JET model is way ahead of you here. Back to the drawing board.
musicator, Jul 09 2004
  

       Fusion Power Sounds promising but it is NOT!! If you use up all the hydrogen on earth.... Then we will all die!!!! of thirst!!!! Remember the deuterium is extracted from water!!!!!
TTYO, Jul 09 2004
  

       what phil said.
neelandan, Jul 09 2004
  

       dear, oh dear, oh dear. DOn't even know wwhere to start so won't bother. Suggest read some scientific papers and come back later. Ann what phil says - most of his [Vernon's] nuclear theories are rubbish too.
goff, Jul 09 2004
  

       ttyo- only some of the hydrogen is detranium. And, there's A LOT of water.
my-nep, Jul 09 2004
  

       [goff] What you say about [Vernon]'s contributions to this site may indeed be true, however I don't see many annos from you tackling [Vernon]'s posts head-on. Perhaps you might one day enlighten us by backing up your assertion?   

       I am not trying to be rude or sarcastic to you, but [Vernon]'s posts are usually detailed enough (...!) to be thoroughly picked apart by someone suitably knowledgeable.
philmckraken, Jul 10 2004
  

       Timing is the key. I'm obviously way out of my league on this one, I appologize.....
mhuppertz, Jul 11 2004
  

       I don't know how closely a negative charge can come to a positive charge with only electrostatic interaction. Much like a violin, you'd need wondrous power amplification to make much of the electrostatic pulse that you'd be attempting to modulate.
dpsyplc, Jul 11 2004
  

       [TTYO] Do you have any idea how much deuterium is present in the world? It's enough to make fusion plants profitable, but believe me, its not anything NEAR enough to seriously impact the water content of the earth. What, do you think the entire ocean is heavy water?
5th Earth, Jul 11 2004
  

       Deuterium and Tritium are not positively charged, but the nucleus of each is. Getting two positively charged nucleui to collide head on is the trouble with fusion. Which firing negatively charged particles at wouldn't help at all.   

       Then again, read up about muon-catalyst fusion.   

       Fusion reactions produce little usuable heat energy, they produce neutrons, alpha, beta radiation and gamma rays. All of which need to collide with something to heat it up.   

       More effectively, why not use a linear accelerator to collide a cod and a mackerel, then we'd have nuclear fishon...   

       (A smattering of lemon pepper seasoning could help catalyse the reaction too)   

       I must award you with a smelly fish.
venomx, Jul 11 2004
  

       Why not use a linear accelerator to collide a cod and a mackerel, then we'd have nuclear fishon... A smattering of lemon pepper seasoning could help catalyse the reaction too.   

       I must award you with a smelly six week old fish.
venomx, Jul 11 2004
  

       Oh, I'm sorry, I thought this site was called "HalfBakery.com", not "StompOnYourIdeaToCompensate.com"!
mhuppertz, Jul 11 2004
  

       Actually that should be pickapartpoorideas.com
neelandan, Jul 12 2004
  

       [mhuppertz] I have learnt (from painful experience) not to take this site too seriously. Be glad if you can raise a few interesting or funny annos - that's better than being ignored.   

       If you think you're having a hard time, take a look at [Pocketassreturn]...
philmckraken, Jul 12 2004
  

       CONTROL is the big problem with this idea. You have to have hydrogen nuclei approaching each other for fusion to occur, and you have to have lots of them doing that for significant power production. While getting electrons in-between two mutually approaching nuclei MAY encourage fusion to occur, getting lots of electrons in-between lots of nuclei at just the right time is the problem here.   

       P.S. for those who were here long enough and remember, I once posted a hypothesis about Cold Fusion, which actually has a basic similarity to this idea (electrons aiding fusion). It's gone from the HalfBakery now (too theoretical), but not forgotton (see link).
Vernon, Aug 04 2004
  
      
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