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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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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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.
Engineering is the art of making what you want from what you can get at a profit.

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