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Schwinger pair production rate for a VARIES spacecraft?

  1. Jul 19, 2017 #1
    Hi,
    For a Science Fiction story I'm writing, I'd like to know the rate of production of electron/positron pairs in a Catalyzed Schwinger Mechanism (?).
    Specifically, how long should a VARIES spacecraft (Vacuum to Antimatter Rocket, as proposed by Richard Obousy at the British Interplanetary Society) be immobilized producing antimatter fuel to replenish its "tanks" before being able to continue operations or return to Earth?
    Parameters of spacecraft , laser power, proximity to a star, solar panel electricity generation are to be decided based on your advice.

    What I'm looking for is plain English data, sorry, I'm no scientist.
    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Eric
     
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  3. Jul 24, 2017 #2
    Thanks for the thread! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post? The more details the better.
     
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