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Triton for Nuclear Fusion

Raffaella Aversa1, Relly Victoria Petrescu2, Antonio Apicella1, Samuel Kozaitis3, Taher Abu-Lebdeh4, Filippo Berto5, Bilal Akash6 and Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu2
  • 1 Second University of Naples, Italy
  • 2 Bucharest Polytechnic University, Romania
  • 3 Florida Institute of Technology, United States
  • 4 North Carolina A and T State University, United States
  • 5 NTNU, Norway
  • 6 American University of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 10 No. 4, 2017, 992-1000

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2017.992.1000

Submitted On: 10 November 2017
Published On: 16 December 2017

How to Cite: Aversa, R., Petrescu, R. V., Apicella, A., Kozaitis, S., Abu-Lebdeh, T., Berto, F., Akash, B. & Petrescu, F. I. T. (2017). Triton for Nuclear Fusion. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10(4), 992-1000. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2017.992.1000

Abstract

In the nuclear fusion process that is permanently produced in the stars (suns) there is a thermonuclear reaction that uses as the main raw material the very first isotope of hydrogen, namely the Protium. This process is possible due to the huge temperatures and the unimaginably high pressures existing inside a star. At very high temperatures and pressures, matter begins to break even at the nuclear level. The nucleons split off and then reunited to form other types of nuclei. If it was initially thought that temperatures of tens or even hundreds of millions of degrees would be needed, today it is already proven that a minimum needed is about 40 trillion degrees. Such huge temperature is very difficult to be achieved on the Earth right now. For this reason, a compensatory solution would be the production of the nuclear fusion reaction with accelerated particles. For this reason, we want to express a major idea, namely the shift to the next hydrogen isotope, 3H, Tritium, which is much less stable compared to the first two, with its widespread use for the achievement of nuclear-merging energy, here on the Earth. We can’t achieve such temperatures yet, on earth, in safety, but especially to keep them. Only through dangerous bombs they can produce and maintain. Then the only method of achieving nuclear fusion power on the ground remains the use of particle accelerators. For this reason, modern physics power stations must look like or contain a nuclear particle accelerator. Whether we produce the cold or hot fusion reaction, we will need at least one particle accelerator. For a long time, I thought that Tokamak-type installations that have a toroidal shape represent the optimal solution for modern fusion power plants. Today, however, we doubt this, because the achieved tor has a small radius of action (the diameter of the tor is too small). But that is not the main issue that this paper proposes. In this study we want to propose the transition to experimentation of nuclear fusion energy, by exploiting (use) of tritium, namely the triton. The idea is to use triton nuclear fuel. But not the triton resulting from the presence of deuterium, but only pure triton, obtained from other methods than deuterium reactions. We propose, therefore, the elimination of deuterium as fuel and the use of Triton in its place.

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Keywords

  • Nuclear Fusion
  • Tritium
  • Triton
  • Hydrogen Isotopes
  • Nuclear Energy