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Originally posted by Edrick
In a Tokamak, this is accomplished through Thermodynamic Effect. (Hot atoms move faster than cold atoms*BANG*)
Therefore, the Reaction inside the chamber is actually closer to vacuum than it is to Atmospheric Pressure (14.7psia, or 101Kpa if you prefer.)
Oh, and would not the use of uranium as fuel just turn into something similar to our dependence upon fossil fuels. With few controling the majority of the resource. Plus, lets face it, something as heavy as uranium isnt exactly the most abundant resorce up here on the surface of the planet. I just see another pickle passed on to another generation.
We have ice on several moons in the solar system.... and we could even set up Giant Magnetic Bussard Collectors in Gravitational Lagrange orbit around the earth to soak up the solar wind.
Feed it into a fusion reactor... *BAM*
Just to clarify, you are stating that the overall pressure is less then atmospheric? Because I could hardly see how one can idealize the reaction chaimber as having a uniform pressure throughout.
Would not the pressure/density of the plasma be somewhat high in magnitude towards the reletive "center" of the chaimber (cross sectional center, you know what i mean)
Well can I ask one question?
Given the set up if the off switch is tripped how long would it take for the entire machine to either shut down or power down to safe levels? That to me is a critical problem.
Sorry I have forgotten most of my "A" level physics.
So, What happens if the plasma form of the hydrogen contacts the surface of it containment vessel?
So, 10 grams of Hydrogen at 100,000,000 degrees Celsius contains:
100,000,000 * 10 * 14.30 =
would the plasma (on a molecular level) form "ionic" bonds with the continment material, and effectively vaporize its container?
What I really want to know is How does plama interact with other states of matter