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Re: starship-design: Idea
> If you use anti nutronic fuels D + He or H + Li6 there is no radiation
> shielding required. I wrote Bussard about that and he said the steel presure
> vessel would provide all the shielding nessisary, and the efficency would pe
> high enough tonot require much of any cooling system.
All reactions will be a little dirty as you have several reactions
with different fuels. D+He sure but D+D still will happen too.
Don't forget X-rays too.
To heat the air up you still have to be hotter than hell,and that heat
exchange may be rather hard to do.
> Also the papers go into some detail on the power per weight of a IEC fusion
> system being orders of magnitudes better then other designs considered.
Email me the papers... Most people seem to be closed mouth on fusion
facts until it is time for more R&D funding.It is true IEC designs
are several orders of magnitude lower in weight. They also have lower
power output because the smaller size. Not quite "Mr Fusion" but close.
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