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Old 08-29-2017, 05:09 PM   #8
Anthony
 
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Default Re: [Spaceships] Anti-Lithium for Drives Does this work?

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Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
For an anti-matter powerplant, the author is more or less correct in postulating that lithium/antilithium would be a more energetic fuel.
Only if you assume that antimatter storage is measured in mols. It's not, it's measured in grams (and it's probably not stored in gaseous form anyway). It also doesn't matter, the performance of antimatter-thermal is primarily determined by what melts the engine.

Overall effect: anti-lithium has no effect on performance, but may be used as a handwave to explain the greater capacity of higher TL antimatter storage.
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