posted on Nov, 2 2010 @ 04:07 PM
reply to post by mad scientist
You have yet to answer my question Mad Scientist so it's the kettle calling the pot black.
I have previously explained that the driving of superheated Lithium into Deuterium (in this case a deuteride) forms X-rays. Those X-rays create
sufficient neutron flux to mimic the equivalent effect of critical mass. Very simple.
A small mass of fissile material at the core would be induced to fission by a (Lithium-Deuteride) fusion reaction.
Dueterium + Lithium6 = 2He4 + 22.4 MeV (X-ray energy)
That fissile material could be either Uranium 233, Uranium 235, or Plutonium 239 however in this specific case the Nazi scientists stipulated in their
patents Uranium 233.
For example for a 5 kilogram mass, or 5000 grams of U233, one requires a production rate of 12,432,000,000,000,000 neutrons per second for spontaneous
The weight or mass of fissile material is less relevant than the neutron production rate. If one can produce the production rate by inducing external
X-ray energy from a Lithium-Deuterium reaction then the actual mass becomes less relevant.
Allow me to quote from Edward Teller...
“We used them to define the working point in the HIBALL study, a design of a heavy ion driven ICF reactor, which was published in 1983...
Spherical implosion for achieving 1500 times fuel compression at pressures of 200 G/bar is the central problem for ICF gas dynamics. In respect of the
paper of Gottfreid Guderley on converging shocks, published 1942 in wartime Germany became of particular importance for me
"Edward Teller lectures: lasers and inertial fusion energy" by Heinrich Hora, George Hunter Miley, pp.215-216
It so happens that R/Admiral Dr Otto Haxel achieved the same conditions which Teller was talking about using hollow charge explosives to implode two
inch diameter hollow silver balls during early 1942. When the MWA abandoned this work it was taken over by Prof Kurt Diebner of HWA with the services
of Schumann & Trinks.
edit on 2-11-2010 by sy.gunson because: added X-ray energy comment (22.4 MeV)