Skipping Right To The Hard Part: HB11 and Direct Conversion:

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Skipping Right To The Hard Part: HB11 and Direct Conversion:

Post by Paul_Schatzkin » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:09 pm

No speculation here!

Radical hydrogen-boron reactor leapfrogs current nuclear fusion tech

https://newatlas.com/energy/hb11-hydrog ... an-energy/
Dr McKenzie won't however, be drawn on how long it'll be before the hydrogen-boron reactor is a commercial reality. "The timeline question is a tricky one," he says. "I don't want to be a laughing stock by promising we can deliver something in 10 years, and then not getting there. First step is setting up camp as a company and getting started. First milestone is demonstrating the reactions, which should be easy. Second milestone is getting enough reactions to demonstrate an energy gain by counting the amount of helium that comes out of a fuel pellet when we have those two lasers working together. That'll give us all the science we need to engineer a reactor. So the third milestone is bringing that all together and demonstrating a reactor concept that works."
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Re: Skipping Right To The Hard Part: HB11 and Direct Conversion:

Post by Richard Hull » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:29 am

Naturally, a form of putt-putt boat fusion here. One interesting and rare notation by the prof in charge, "In the end, fusion is all about the speed of the particles." (same-same relative temperature) fusion can only be done by speed of particles and then throw in the quantum uncertainty to penetrate the nucleus potential hill barrier. Fusion is also a game of quantum probability. Never forget this.

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