It may be difficult to separate "theory" from "application," but let''s see if this helps facilitate the discussion.
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Frank Sanns wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:34 pm
2. Fusion is a statistically lossy process. VERY VERY few collisions will result in a fusion. You only have 17 times the energy to work with but the losses are in the quadrillions or higher. This is not even accounting for losses in the device itself or ionizing the protons.
So what you're saying is, in order to work, Fusion cannot be random.... which is what everyone is doing. You can't just dump protons and boron into some form of containment, and hope to have break even.
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I am curious why you would even mention proton/boron fusion as it is very much more difficult than deuterium alone or a D-T mix. Even in the compression/confinement conditions of a nuclear bomb, fusing protons and boron is not even going to come close to the D-T reaction.