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OwlHoot
31st December 2009, 13:16
Came across an interesting paper in my weekly trawl through the ArXiv (http://arxiv.org/), and it's not in the "General Physics" kook group:

Ultradense Deuterium (http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.5414), F Winterberg, 2009-12-30


An attempt is made to explain the recently (discovered) occurrence of ultradense deuterium as an isothermal transition of Rydberg matter into a high density phase by quantum mechanical exchange forces. ... If such a state of deuterium should exist at the reported density of about 105 g/cm3, it would greatly facility the ignition of a thermonuclear detonation wave in pure deuterium, by placing the deuterium in a thin disc, to be ignited by a pulsed ultrafast laser or particle beam of modest energy.

Yippee - If true, cheap nuclear fusion energy all round :banana:

(although I guess there's many a slip twixt cup and lip)

Doggy Styles
31st December 2009, 13:36
Friedwardt Winterberg also submitted:

Comparison of the Recently proposed Super Marx Generator Approach to Thermonuclear Ignition with the DT Laser Fusion-Fission Hybrid Concept by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

He makes it all up you know. He just likes f***ing about with lasers, burning ants and the like.

AtW
31st December 2009, 14:42
Yippee - If true, cheap nuclear fusion energy all round :banana:

Indeed.

Or it triggers atmosphere ignition and this planet turns into ball of fire thus making Mars habitable in a million years.

It's funny how light firearms are banned yet playing with "thermonuclear detonation" is ok...

Doggy Styles
31st December 2009, 15:04
Or it triggers atmosphere ignition and this planet turns into ball of fire thus making Mars habitable in a million years.If that was going to happen it would have happened by now.

Board Game Geek
31st December 2009, 15:21
If that was going to happen it would have happened by now.

Maybe it already did several hundresd million years ago.

Now you know why Mars is known as the "Red Planet"

:alien


AtW posted : It's funny how light firearms are banned yet playing with "thermonuclear detonation" is ok...

I'm just guessing, but having a 40 foot trailer containing a 9.2 Giga Pulse Laser might cramp your style somewhat.

AtW
31st December 2009, 15:52
If that was going to happen it would have happened by now.

They are increasing power used in those projects - trying to recreate conditions of when stars were born, sounds rather risky to be...

Doggy Styles
31st December 2009, 15:56
They are increasing power used in those projects - trying to recreate conditions of when stars were born, sounds rather risky to be...Isn't that what a hydrogen bomb does?

As I understood it, matter at the hottest bits of the bang turns to energy, reducing its chain reaction qualities. It's that e=mc squared thing.

AtW
31st December 2009, 16:10
But I've a stack of 14W pulse laser rifles if he's interested.

Is it energy efficient? :grey