Is Positron-Catalyzed Fusion Possible?

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Why does it look bright pink, in the visible range.
Lots of blue and red there, almost no yellow/green.
 
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ChrisVer
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I don't wanna sound evil but read the text and not only the video:
its visibility caused by the excitation of the background hydrogen gas
 
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I don't wanna sound evil but read the text and not only the video:
Ah, OK thanks.
 
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I've toyed with this subject for several years, but, as a non-specialist with very little University Physics behind him, I'm severely limited in what I've been able to do. Antimatter-catalyzed fusion has gotten a bit of interest, and even some government research grants over the years.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/28/4659834/unlocking-the-positron-fusion-annihilation-laser
http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2011/ph241/palke1/
http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/213.web.stuff/Scott Kircher/fissionfusion.html

However, I think I concluded a few years ago that antimatter-catalyzed fission is more practical and potentially achievable in the near term than is AC fission.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antimatter-catalyzed_nuclear_pulse_propulsion
http://www.universetoday.com/131494...rt-antimatter-propulsion-system-another-star/
 

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