Jonathan Ng (crossbonegundam@home.com)
Sat, 23 Dec 2000 01:00:11 -0500


At 08:02 PM 22/12/00 -0800, you wrote:
>What was being fused in your Physics fusion reaction example? The most
>"traditional" or "normal" fusion reaction of which I'm aware is the
>deuterium/tritium reaction:
>
>D (1H2) + T (1H3) -> He (2He4) + neutron + 17.6MeV (1 eV = 1.6022E-19 joules)
>
>By way of comparison, the helium-3/deuterium reaction used in Gundam yields
>18.4MeV.

Why was this picked? Was it because Deuterium and Tritium are readily
available (Tritium by way of synthesis)

Almost all fusion reactions nowadays need massive amounts of energy to
maintain and are inefficient, so why D-T?

Jonathan Ng

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