« on: 05/03/2013 14:19:52 »
Regeneration- same process as when a salamander grows a new tail or limb.
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In a fusion reactor the material undergoing fusion must be contained. There is nothing by way of a normal container that could work -- any material known vapourises at much lower temperatures. But a plasma of ions can be contained by magnetic fields.Yes, adding on to what damocles was saying, NASA's best ceramics would vaporize instantly on contact with plasma. Plasma is 40,000,000K or 39,999,727ºC (71,999,540.6ºF), which is a temperature much hotter than the sun (about 7,000 times more, to be exact (depending on where you look)). See below for conversions:
get draino or caustic soda (NaOH) and mix it with aluminum balls and water in a bottle, put on the lid shake it and stand back.I have always been one for controlled combustion reactions and explosions for demonstrations/experiments, but...