In reply to Axil Axil's message of Fri, 25 May 2018 01:07:45 -0400: Hi Axil, [snip] >In order to come op with your estimate of fusion DH reactions, you must >have made a calculation as follows: > >A 20 megawatt burst of fusion happens in a hollow sphere called a double >layer. A double layer is 6mm thick and is one of 10 such hollow spheres in >a concentric structure of such hollow spheres. This includes a 2.5 cm >spherical anode. How much hydrogen fills that hollow sphere? How many >hydrogen atoms comprise that volume of hydrogen at 1 bar. How many fusion >reactions of 3 Mev produce that 20 megawatt burst? Are there enough >deuterium atoms in the volume to produce the energy generated in the burst >of fusion?
Actually, I didn't do any of those things. As Jones said, there is no duration specified, however IIRC there is a duration specified in a diagram on the Saffire web site. Perhaps you could check, and give us an indication of how much energy was in the pulse? (BTW the H+D reaction yields 5.49 MeV, not 3 MeV.) Though also possible, D+D reactions are less likely than H+D reactions due to the atomic ratio, unless there is some mechanism that is concentrating the D in one layer. Given that it's about twice as heavy as H this is not impossible. [snip] Regards, Robin van Spaandonk local asymmetry = temporary success