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*To*: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx*Subject*: Re: tesla and fusion*From*: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Thu, 03 May 2007 00:18:12 -0600*Delivered-to*: testla@xxxxxxxxxx*Delivered-to*: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx*Old-return-path*: <tcmlmod@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>*Resent-date*: Thu, 3 May 2007 00:16:50 -0600 (MDT)*Resent-from*: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx*Resent-message-id*: <uWBHFlTD8HG.A.SNG.S5XOGB@chip1>*Resent-sender*: tesla-request@xxxxxxxxxx

Original poster: Mike <megavolts61@xxxxxxxxx>

Mike Original poster: "Gerry Reynolds" <gerryreynolds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Hi Steve, You may be interested to know that in order to get two interacting particles to fuse, the nuclei need to approach within an order of 10^-14 m. This is about 1/10000 of the diameter of a hydrogen atom. The nuclear radius of a particle is generally taken to be 1.5*10^(-15)*A^(1/3) where A is the atomic weight of the particle (A needs to be less than 20 for fusion to occur). The obstacle to having this occur is the coulomb barrier. In order to have enough kinetic energy to over come this barrier and get to about 10^-14 m, the kinetic energy needs to be: Ue = 1.44 * 10^5 * Z1*Z2 ev where Z1 and Z2 are the atomic numbers of the two interacting particles The temperature needed to get great numbers of fusion reactions is about 1 billion degrees Kelvin. The temperature needed to get some reactions can be as low as 40 million degrees Kelvin but generally it is thought that 100 million degrees Kelvin is needed for fusion. Gerry R. Ahhh...imagining that irresistible "new car" smell?

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