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So, using lasers to fuse deuterium over a pusher plate/bell nozzle,which is lined with uranium to heat up from neutron capture, which heats coolant, which runs to a turbogenerator, which powers the laser. So sorta pulse like, sorta orion-lite? It's not your typical fusion-fission hybrid setup. The implication is that this could be used as a nuclear jet engine the atmosphere (ejector ramjet entrainment maybe)?!?
Boeing  US  patent  9068562  laser  nuclear  fusion  pulse  thruster  engine  rocket  jet  turbine  space  aerospace  propulsion  research  technology  orion  Delicious 
july 2015 by asteroza
Fission-free Fusion Explosion by Chemical First Stage
Physicist seems to have found a way to achieve a fusion/hydrogen bomb with basically no fallout (a bang, x-rays, and gamma rays). Using a boron laced HMX chemical explosive sphere imploding on a liquid deuterium-tritium core, you can theoretically achieve 1000x gain over the conventional explosive (assuming a 30cm sphere yielding a 25 ton explosion. Not big on the atomic bomb scale in terms of gain factor or raw explosive power, but the no fallout part is kinda attractive from certain applications, such as Project Orion or Medusa class space propulsion.
HMX  research  physics  medusa  orion  project  propulsion  space  atomic  hydrogen  nuclear  tritium  deuterium  liquid  doped  laced  boron  stage  first  chemical  bomb  fusion  free  fission  Delicious 
january 2013 by asteroza

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