What is Better for Fusion?
- 1 Bucharest Polytechnic University, Romania
Published On: 14 May 2020
Copyright: © 2020 Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
It is commonly considered that on earth, the fusion reaction could be started more simply if deuterium or more recently tritium, i.e., hydrogen isotopes 2 and 3, are used because they have a larger (and also atomic) nuclear mass and they will be easier to break down and then merge to obtain nuclear energy through fusion. In the present work, the author makes a new hypothesis, contrary to the classical ones, by which it is shown that it could be much simpler to perform the fusion of hydrogen on the ground (like that in the sun) directly on its first protium isotope. Obviously it will work with ions, so for the proposed protium isotope, a proton will be taken into account, so the atom without electron, or in other words only the nucleus of the first hydrogen isotope and not the whole atom.
- Nuclear Energy
- Elementary Particle Dynamics
- Condensed Matter