What is the main difference between NUCLEAR FUSION and NUCLEAR FISSION? WHICH IS SAFER? To summarize everything, Nuclear Fusion is the Energy Technology of Heaven, and Nuclear Fission is the Energy Technology of the Earth! Is Man prepared and capable to safely bring this awesome Nuclear Fusion Technology of Heaven down to Earth?
By: LOPE COLUMNA
Messianic-Kabbalist Nuclear Engineer
In nuclear fusion, two low mass nuclei come into very close contact with each other, so that the strong nuclear force fuses them. Light nuclei can release energy if we stick them together to make bigger nuclei that are closer to the most stable size.
Nuclear Fusion, then, requires a large amount of energy to overcome the repulsion between the nuclei for the strong nuclear force to produce this effect. This fusion requirement necessitates a very high temperature and pressure. Once the process succeeds, a very large amount of energy is released and the combined nucleus assumes a lower energy level.
Fusion reactions produce virtually all elements in a process called nucleosynthesis. Stars like the Sun are powered by the fusion of four protons into a helium nucleus, two positrons, and two neutrinos.
In nuclear fusion, you get energy when two atoms join together to form one. In a fusion reactor, hydrogen atoms come together to form helium atoms, neutrons and vast amounts of energy.
Current nuclear reactors use nuclear fission to generate electrical and propulsion power. In nuclear fission, you get energy from splitting one atom into two atoms. In a conventional nuclear reactor, high-energy neutrons split heavy atoms of uranium, yielding large amounts of energy, radiation and radioactive wastes that last for long periods of time.
Scientists say that nuclear fusion would be a cleaner, safer, more efficient and more abundant source of power than nuclear fission. So, nuclear fusion promises to be a clean, inexhaustible source of energy. Yet, as of this writing, no fusion reactor has been successfully put into commercial use. This is due to the engineering difficulties involved in magnetically containing a plasma (ionized gas) at a sufficiently high temperature and density.
Current researches are being done at various institutions. For example, the Joint European Torus (JET) and ITER is in the development of a practical use of a fusion reactor to produce energy from a controlled fusion reaction.
MAN'S DARING ATTEMPT TO ACHIEVE FUSION
To achieve fusion, you have to overcome the electromagnetic force of protons. The following are the conditions that make fusion possible:
- VERY HIGH TEMPERATURE - This gives the hydrogen atoms enough energy to overcome the electrical repulsion between the protons. Fusion requires temperatures more than 100 million Kelvin (approximately 6-10 times hotter than the sun's core). At this temperature, hydrogen becomes a plasma, not a gas. Plasma is the 4th state of matter in which all the electrons are stripped from atoms and move freely about. To achieve these high temperature, energy from microwaves, lasers and ion particles are used.
- VERY HIGH PRESSURE
- This compresses the hydrogen atoms together. They must be within 1 fm
(10 to the negative 15 of a meter) of each other to fuse. To achieve this high pressure, intense magnetic fields, powerful lasers or ion beams are used.
There is another Nuclear Fusion that is called Deuterium-deuterium fusion, which requires higher temperature than deuterium-tritium fusion. Deuterium-deuterium fusion is better and has several advantages. One advantage is that it is easier to extract deuterium from seawater than to make tritium from lithium. Deuterium is not radioactive, and deuterium-deuterium reactions gives more energy.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY MUST BE MATCHED WITH ADVANCED MORALITY (HIGH STANDARD OF MORALITY)!
But the MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR for Man to safely tap this awesome technology of the Sun and the Stars, is for him to elevate his STANDARD OF MORALITY to that of the standard of the Heavens! Without the strict high standard of Morality; elevating Technology alone is dangerously not enough. And Man is just inviting heinous disasters to Planet Earth!
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Continued on Part 5: THE WORLD TODAY IS IN ENERGY CRISIS. BUT THERE IS A KIND OF ENERGY CRISIS THAT IS WORSE, AND IS NEGLECTED! This Kind of Energy Crisis is the Root-Cause of All Crises in Human Existence. Acquiring This Kind of Energy Will Solve All Human Problems Today! What is This Energy Crisis?
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