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Does fusion nuclear reaction produce alpha ridation

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taregg
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Feb3-14, 01:21 PM
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does fusion nuclear reaction produce alpha and jamma ridation or just alpha
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Feb3-14, 01:41 PM
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Generally, nuclear fusion using tritium-deuterium fuel produces a large amount of neutron radiation, along with some amount of Gamma rays and X-Rays. Alpha particles are produced, but aren't really considered "radiation" since they don't escape the reactor.
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Feb3-14, 02:20 PM
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for i know that nuclear fusion weapons ..they use D and T as fuel.... but sometimes .. I read they use lithium 6 & lithium 7......does this fuel elements (D T Li) useit all in one bomb or they use each element for each bomb

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Feb3-14, 03:13 PM
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Does fusion nuclear reaction produce alpha ridation

It depends on the design. Some bombs just use lithium 6-deuteride as a fuel, while others can also include deuterium or tritium gas as well in order to have a "variable yield" weapon.
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Feb4-14, 09:46 AM
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Does fission nuclear station needs slow neurons in reaction. ....and nuclear fission bombs need fast neutrons..
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Does fission nuclear station needs slow neurons in reaction. ....and nuclear fission bombs need fast neutrons..
I believe that is correct.

See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron..._weapon_design
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Feb5-14, 02:00 PM
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what does 3.5 mev and 14.1 mev means.
.....example .....D+T→He3 (3.5mev)+ n (14.1mev) .ist thermal energy power in put or out put..
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Feb5-14, 04:50 PM
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MeV stands for mega (million) electron volts. An electron volt is used as a measure of energy in this context. The reaction of D-T produces He3 and a neutron which have a kinetic energy of 3.5 MeV and 14.1 MeV respectively. This energy would be the output energy produced from the reaction. So the reaction produces a total of 17.6 MeV's of energy.
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Feb7-14, 06:00 AM
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can you tell me .what all types isotopes fuels used for each different fusion bombs.


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