D B10 fusion?

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D B10 fusion?

Postby KitemanSA » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:32 am

pB11 fusion is "aneutronic". Wouldn't that suggest that DB10 would also be? Also, since the D has twice to mass of the p in pB11, wouldn't that also suggest that it can happen at a lower energy?

I cannot find any info on this. Anybody?

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Re: D B10 fusion?

Postby ladajo » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:46 pm

A chart of the nuclides can help, I like this one:

https://www-nds.iaea.org/relnsd/vcharthtml/VChartHTML.html
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Re: D B10 fusion?

Postby ladajo » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:25 pm

I also think the inherent issue is that with D flying around, you would be creating all sorts of D-D in addition to whatever D-B10 you would get.
Where you did get a D-B10, it would be spitting out Be8 + an alpha, or three high energy alphas.
See Page 257, Table III
http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/royprsa/154/881/246.full.pdf

this other document can also help understanding, as it too explores the B10+D reaction, albiet in relation to B11+p.
http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/royprsa/154/881/279.full.pdf

Ivy Matt gets credit for digging these up.
The development of atomic power, though it could confer unimaginable blessings on mankind, is something that is dreaded by the owners of coal mines and oil wells. (Hazlitt)

What I want to do is to look up C. . . . I call him the Forgotten Man. (Sumner)


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