Environmental impact of p-B11 fusion?

If polywell fusion is developed, in what ways will the world change for better or worse? Discuss.

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Postby hanelyp » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:26 pm

MSimon wrote:There are also a couple of definitive problems to solve with B11. Like how to feed the B11 into the reaction space.

diborane, B2H4. a bit extra hydrogen for the reaction, but what I've read says you want that anyway.

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Postby MSimon » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:52 pm

hanelyp wrote:
MSimon wrote:There are also a couple of definitive problems to solve with B11. Like how to feed the B11 into the reaction space.

diborane, B2H4. a bit extra hydrogen for the reaction, but what I've read says you want that anyway.


Diborane is a nasty gas. Toxic. It complicates administration terribly.

Potential poison gas leaks is not a selling point.

If I had to use a borane, Decaborane would be my choice. It boils at 213C and is less toxic.

I'd like to figure out some solid feed of B11. It may not be possible.
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