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Nuclear fusion can be used to produce gold.

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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 10:29 PM
Nuclear fusion can be used to create gold.

Since there is only one stable gold isotope, 197Au, nuclear reactions must create this isotope in order to produce usable gold.

Gold synthesis in a particle accelerator is possible in many ways. The Spallation Neutron Source has a liquid mercury target that will be transmuted into gold, platinum, and iridium, which are lower in atomic number.[citation needed]

Gold was first synthesized from mercury by neutron bombardment in 1941, but the isotopes of gold produced were all radioactive.

Gold can currently be manufactured in a nuclear reactor by irradiation either of platinum or mercury.

Only the mercury isotope 196Hg, which occurs with a frequency of 0.15% in natural mercury, can be converted to gold by neutron capture, and following electron capture-decay into 197Au with slow neutrons. Other mercury isotopes are converted when irradiated with slow neutrons into one another or formed mercury isotopes, which beta decay into thallium.

Using fast neutrons, the mercury isotope 198Hg, which composes 9.97% of natural mercury, can be converted by splitting off a neutron and becoming 197Hg, which then disintegrates to stable gold. This reaction, however, possesses a smaller activation cross-section and is feasible only with un-moderated reactors.

It is also possible to eject several neutrons with very high energy into the other mercury isotopes in order to form 197Hg. However such high-energy neutrons can be produced only by particle accelerators

a google search will show you that it has been possible for decades.

what if that's the real reason some countries are allowed to have nuclear energy and some don't. and the real reason the race to nuclear energy is all about.

electricity to your home is the by product of gold manufacturing. gold equals wealth, since the beginning of recored history.

but what if gold had a more useful purpose. what if gold itself can be used in some type of controlled nuclear release so powerful that it can power faster than light speed travel.

and what if all these all these strange lights being reported are just earths costumers, trading technology and knowledge for gold that all we do with is wear on fingers and hang around our necks.

basically earth is a gas station.

as technology advances we'll realize golds potential and we won't be able to run our own faster than light ships because we have no gas, we sold all of our finite gold reserves.

we are just starting to realize it's true potential.

and disclosure hasn't happened for only one reason: greed and outright theft. they don't want you to know that all this technology that people are becoming unbelievably wealthy on was because they traded the "nations" i.e. your gold to aliens. gold that belongs to the united states, i.e. the people.

what if that's the big secret. that's why gold is scarce, it's $1800 an ounce, fort knox is empty, tungsten bars are being found in gold bars and africa is producing billions and billions of ounces, yet is the poorest place on earth.

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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 10:36 PM

Originally posted by randomname

Very insightful! S&F

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 10:39 PM
Gold is a strong strong sell on this

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 10:40 PM
It's called nuclear transmutation. Add protons or remove them to get the desired element and such.

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 10:44 PM
I'm hoping a post is edited into the OP. I had thought about this before, and was excited to read something new.

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 11:01 PM
How much does this cost??!? lol

If gold is say 1600$ an oz and how much are the spending in energy, man power and resources to make an oz of gold?

I'm pretty sure that game is goin bankrupt...

interesting for sure but wouldn't it be more efficient resource and energy wise to go actually mine the real stuff than get all crazy with this?

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 11:06 PM
Gold is naturally/originally formed via Supernova nucleosynthesis. Magnificent.
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 11:11 PM
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That link mentions nothing about Gold in its list of elements created via that process.

Supernova nucleosynthesis is the production of new chemical elements inside supernovae. It occurs primarily due to explosive nucleosynthesis during explosive oxygen burning and silicon burning.[1] Those fusion reactions create the elements silicon, sulfur, chlorine, argon, sodium, potassium, calcium, scandium, titanium and iron peak elements: vanadium, chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, and nickel. As a result of their ejection from individual supernovae, their abundances grow increasingly larger within the interstellar medium. Heavy elements (heavier than nickel) are created primarily by a neutron capture process known as the r process. However, there are other processes thought to be responsible for some of the element nucleosynthesis, notably a proton capture process known as the rp process and a photodisintegration process known as the gamma (or p) process. The latter synthesizes the lightest, most neutron-poor, isotopes of the heavy elements.

OK, I found it....

Under Gold

Gold's atomic number of 79 makes it one of the higher atomic number elements which occur naturally. Like all elements with atomic numbers larger than iron, gold is thought to have been formed from a supernova nucleosynthesis process.

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