https://www.fusor.net/board/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=13284

....Get the idea that for every neutron we detect, we create an atom of fusible tritium in our D-D fusors. This is, of course, a fact. Know full well that D-T fusion is over a thousand fold more easy to do. Many wrongfully think that the fusor is a

**breeder reactor for tritium that will slowly fill with enough tritium to augment and boost our fusion output due to D-T fusion.**

Let us do some math.........

**The ideal!**

Let us go crazy an assume the never obtainable

**Ideal situations in physics at every turn.**

Operating conditions:

1. We have a perfect vacuum in our fusor.

2. Our fusor has a volume of 1000 cubic centimeters (one liter)

3. We are producing 2 million neutrons/second at a deuterium pressure of 15 millitorr. (2X10e6 tritons/sec)

**Question**: How many atoms of deuterium are in our chamber?

We have Avagadros number of deuterium molecules in a liter volume at STP. 2.69 × 10e22

A deuterium molecule has two D atoms in it 5.4 X 10e22 atoms of deuterium in a liter at STP

We are not at STP but are at .000015 ATM or 1.5 X 10e-5 ATM

Thus, (1.5 x10e-5) X (5.4 x 10e22) = 8.1 x 10e17 atoms of deuterium in our running fusor.

At the end of one hour of continuous running of our fusor making 2 millions tritons/sec, we have 3600, (3.6 x 10e2) X (2 x10e 6) = 7.2 X 10e8 or 720 million tritium atoms in our fusor (assuming none of them fuse). What is the ratio of generated tritium atoms to deuterium atoms in our fusor?

(7.2 x 10e8) / (8.1 x 10e17) = .88 x 10e11 or... for every tritium atom in the mix, there are 880 Billion deuterium atoms ready to do D-D or D-T fusion.

**The ideal is done!**

**Flies in the ideal ointment**

1. Due to the huge overburden of Deuterium atoms (deuterons) during operation and the rate of production of tritons, coupled with the thousand fold more likelihood that D-T fusion will take place, no tritium build up will occur as they will be effectively burned in D-T fusion long before they can accumulate. as in the ideal computations above.

2. The energy of this "as produced" D-T fusion and its associated sub-microscopic amount of added energy will never be seen or become measurable in any amatuer device under any circumstances, ever!!!!

3. D-D fusion will prevail as the effective sole energy product in any amateur fusion effort for all time.

4. As noted in the FAQ URL and PDF above,

**the D-D energy,**itself, is not measurable from an amateur fusor at 4 million fusions/second!

5. The only way we have of knowing the fusion energy is by the calcs presented in the PDF due to the measured neutron output of the fusor, itself.

Leave behind all hope of tritium values achieved in D-D fusion or in any n-Li6 blanket production within an amateur fusor.

Richard (the wet blanket), Hull