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How Do you Calculate how many x rays are coming off a fusion reaction?

  1. Sep 24, 2012 #1
    Hello,
    I'm trying to figure out how to calculate how much energy is being released in a nuclear fusion reaction from x rays. I think it will have to do with how much deuterium is in the vacuum chamber, how many volts I am using and the amount of resistance of the mesh the electricity is running through. I do not know though, can anyone help?
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2012 #2

    mfb

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    If you have a specific setup in mind, please tell us which. Otherwise it is pure guesswork.
    And even then, I think you need some proper simulation.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2012 #3
    Ok, sorry about being so vague, if i had a small scale fusion reactor in my garage, and I was using x amount of voltage, y amount of deuterium reacting, is there a way to calculate how much x ray radiation is being produced by the nuclear reaction?
     
  5. Sep 24, 2012 #4

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    Same as above.
    I am sure it is possible to get a value, but without details it is impossible to say more.

    Please do not try to build such a thing, if you have no idea how to evaluate and care about the risks.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2012 #5
    Ok well right now this is all strictly theoretical, but then what exactly would i need to know to be able to calculate the amount of x ray radiation is coming off of a reaction?
     
  7. Sep 25, 2012 #6

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    You would need some model about your setup, about fusion processes, material distribution and heat dissipation. And if you stay so vague, the answers will stay vague as well.
     
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