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Does fusion nuclear reaction produce alpha ridation

  1. Feb 3, 2014 #1
    does fusion nuclear reaction produce alpha and jamma ridation or just alpha
     
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  3. Feb 3, 2014 #2

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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.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2014 #3
    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
     
  5. Feb 3, 2014 #4

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    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.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2014 #5
    Does fission nuclear station needs slow neurons in reaction. ....and nuclear fission bombs need fast neutrons..
     
  7. Feb 4, 2014 #6

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  8. Feb 5, 2014 #7
    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..
     
  9. Feb 5, 2014 #8

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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.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2014 #9
    can you tell me .what all types isotopes fuels used for each different fusion bombs.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2014
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