fusion deuterium and tritium

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Offline jaiii

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fusion deuterium and tritium
« on: 30/08/2012 21:56:40 »
Hello

What are the reactions in nuclear fusion of deuterium and tritium?

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Re: fusion deuterium and tritium
« Reply #1 on: 31/08/2012 11:02:29 »
The obvious reaction would be H-2 + H-3 --> He-4 + n-1, and that would certainly be one possibility. I think that there might be a catalysed mechanism, though, that would require less activation energy than that direct reaction.
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Re: fusion deuterium and tritium
« Reply #2 on: 31/08/2012 11:12:47 »
Here is a diagram: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fusion#Overview

A table of possible hydrogen fusion reactions is shown here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fusion#Criteria_and_candidates_for_terrestrial_reactions

The same article also talks about muon-catalysed fusion, but muons are an expensive catalyst which decays rapidly.

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Re: fusion deuterium and tritium
« Reply #3 on: 31/08/2012 12:59:42 »
Thank veri much.
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