You are free to speculate about whatever you like (as am I), I just won't be speculating about imaginary shielding for an unknown radiation source ... better things to do thanks. But seeing as you're asking curiously .... if you wouldn't mind calculating a lead shielding that could contain 6 MeV gamma?MSimon wrote:Interesting. We can speculate about everything else but given that the shielding numbers are at least somewhat non-supportive of the device being real we can't speculate about that.
We have Ni. We have protons. It should be possible to come up with at least a minimum level of radiation given the reactants. But speculation is not profitable. OKi Doak.
BTW to the person amused about the viciousness of engineers. I take it you have never been involved in a design review. What goes on here is mild by comparison. The attitude is not too dissimilar though.
(Toss in a reasonable guess thickness of water jacket and assume some small above background allowable close to reactor.) Ta.