The most practical source of inexhaustible energy is D-D-T fusion.
D-D-T fusion requires the abundant, non-radioactive
isotope of hydrogen, deuterium,
which has one proton and one neutron in its nucleus. Deuterium occurs in the seas
at a rate of 1 part in 6500 of hydrogen. It can be transported to the fusion power
plant as heavy water (D2O).
plants consist of a reactor and an AC generator. The reactor is a
magnetic confinement torus known as a tokomak. The tokomak confines deuterium
plasma at 400 million degrees kelvin in order to fuse deuterium as per the
(1) D + D —> He3 + n + 3.27meV
(2) D + D —> T + H + 4.03meV
reaction releases the non-radioactive isotope of helium, He3,
second reaction releases standard hydrogen. The tritium reaction product in equation (2)
is reabsorbed by the plasma, and reacts with the deuterium as follows:
(3) D + T —> He4 + n + 17.6meV
possible to regulate the reactions so that Eq.(2) occurs more
often. This is
autoflux fusion. The result is that Eq.(3) occurs more often, resulting in a significant
requires extensive computer controls in order to confine a
High-speed supercomputers are used here. One of the reasons why D-D-T fusion wasn’t available
in the past was because these computers weren’t available. These computers are petaflop
computers, meaning 10^15 calculations per second (quantum computers). In order to reach the
Lawson criterion for D-D-T fusion, such computers are needed to model the deuterium plasma.