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cheaper nuclear fusion?

miklamar

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Report this Aug. 21 2012, 9:05 am

Nuclear fusion has been produced, using pyroelectric crystals, to accelerate deuteriumions into a metal hydride target also containing deuterium (or tritium) with sufficient kinetic energy, resulting in nuclear fusion.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyroelectric_fusion


 


Piezoelectric crystals produce electricity when heated (perhaps through pressure and mechanical stress).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyroelectric_crystal


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piezoelectricity


 


Could Starfleet use something like this to produce nuclear fusion more cheaply?


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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