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Another Simple FAQ - DONE

Postby KitemanSA » Sun May 30, 2010 11:03 am

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Postby WizWom » Sun May 30, 2010 2:01 pm

Without a method built in, the system will periodically have to be shut down. Then the vacuum pumps grab everything inside. Simple chemical level reactions can separate things.

For D-T, this is normal Helium. No problem - safe.
For D-D this is He3 & Helium4. He3/He4 would be separated, He3 kept.
For p-B this is normal Helium.

A method based on the mass spectrometer (cyclotron radius) to separate out the "ash" in a running plant using ion recirculation from cusp collectors could be done.

But it's all pointless. The low fusion cross section (for any reaction) means that fusion products will be trivial for run lengths even going to years, compared to volume of the input reactants (Hydrogen, Boron). You won't want to vent the vacuum pump low side without collection on the D-T machines, but the p+/B-11 machine will just release plain hydrogen and plain helium if you vent it (the Boron, with minimal cooling, will precipitate).
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Postby D Tibbets » Mon May 31, 2010 2:32 am

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