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Old 02-12-2018, 10:38 PM   #51
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Yeah, and if you have a decent source of He-3 at hand, once you can use both reactions He-3 wins.
D-3He is significantly harder than D-D which is significantly harder than D-T. If you really want neutronless you go p-B11.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:24 AM   #52
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Well, in the end science fiction is usually a comment on the present, not a prediction of the future.
Usually, sure. But the best is pretty much by definition not the usual. And the best SF is usually an exploration of what the present isn't, of the alternatives, of what society would be like if people had things which they currently can't have and the like.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:44 AM   #53
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D-3He is significantly harder than D-D which is significantly harder than D-T. If you really want neutronless you go p-B11.
That one doesn't even produce any gamma rays. I don't know that it'll ever be practical but I don't know that of deuterium-tritium either.
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