D+D Nuclear Fusion Reactors

  1. Do you think D+D Nuclear Fusion will be possible within the next 50 or 60 years? Although the Z machine reportedly reached temperatures of over 2,000,000,000 Degrees (F), I doubt we will be able to output enough energy and pressure to make a self-sustaining D+D fusion reaction anytime within the next 100 years.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2009
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  3. Ivan Seeking

    Ivan Seeking 12,529
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    This is the latest information that I have in the napster regarding the cold fusion claims. I know there was something about this during the last year or so, but it seems that I don't have a link handy at the moment. My best reading so far is that there are observed anomalies, but any evidence for cold fusion is weak at best. More likely the anomalies are the result of other factors such as contamination and measurement errors.
    http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/MAR05/SessionIndex/55/?SessionEventID=28515

    Speculation about something like this is pointless so I am locking the thread. I would do a search at google scholar for related papers published in respected physics journals, in order to get an overview of the latest information.
     
  4. Ivan Seeking

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    It has been brought to my attention that there is a hot fusion side of the D+D reaction. My mistake, but still too speculative for S&D as posted. A discussion about the state of the technology would be appropriate for the nuclear engineering or physics forums.

    My time in the forums has been extremely limited of late an apparently I didn't even read the op. Sorry about that.
     
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