Re: make neutrons by compressing metal deuterides?
- --- In CDV700CLUB@yahoogroups.com, David Nix <dnix71@...> wrote:
>1. This isn't boosting this is making sure there's n to start
> Why not just go to Wikipedia and read up on how to fusion boost a fission weapon? Or here:
the chain reaction when at max density, ie initiation
2. the alternatives are PoBe urchins or D/T n-generating tubes.
The latter are used in oil drilling, and preferred for weapons
because Po wears out. (So does trit in boosters but the HL is
longer) (Turns out some of the plastics turn to goo and
need replacing too...)
So the political question is why someone who claims not to be interested in weapons would study these sources, which are apparently
only useful as n-generators in weapons.
But the interesting
physics is that there are some folks who are generating neutrons
by compressing hydrides. Its definately not "cold" fusion and its based on equations of state kinda physics. Apparently
porous dense metal helps the imploding system get dense/hot
enough for a bit of fusion. See the Chinese paper.