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Uh-oh. More Bubble Fusion News

  1. Jul 18, 2005 #1


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    Strangely enough, while it looks similar, the experiment is actually different than the earlier Taleyarkhan experiment. Other than that, it is still equally controversial.

    Stay tune for more development in this saga....

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  3. Jul 18, 2005 #2
    I like that stay tuned ..quite logical that there is some fine tuning going on, I would like to see another variation of the sonic-type Radio-Waves maybe ! justs kidding :tongue2:

    I also think that Aaron Galonsky of Michigan State University, has a good point, Gamma Source?
  4. Jul 18, 2005 #3

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    So it's indeed easy to dismiss something like this on one's gut feeling.

    Where does the actual reasoning go wrong?

    - Standing waves create phase changes (liquid -> gas) in the lows.
    - Surface cohesion creates spherical surfaces.
    - Things get unstable and collapse.

    I presume there is this picture of a perfect sphere which collapses into a
    perfect point. This is the first mistake.

    Then there is the idea that many "slow" moving atoms get concentrated in
    the center resulting in sufficient amounts of extremely fast moving atoms.
    That's the second and bigger mistake. This is statistically completely unlikely.
    (It's statistics that gives some of a mix of particles a higher speed then the

    In fusion one has to start with sufficiently high energetic particles and then
    increase the density to increase the chance for fusion. In bubble fusion
    one starts with particles which are fundamentally much to slow.
    Having them at a higher density doesn't help at all.

    How to "bump" a single atom to very high speed with a huge number of slow
    ticks? It doesn't work that way. It's much more likely that the faster atoms
    loose speed rather than gain speed from collisions. One can not compare
    this for instance with energy concentration like in the focussing of light where
    the energy of many (photons) is transferred to a few (atoms)

    There is just no organized "many to few" mechanism in bubble fusion.

    Regards, Hans
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