Oliver Thewalt

    Oliver Thewalt

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    Coulomb Barrier Atomic Fusion

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    Given much of the people of today are aware if nuclear fission,though maybe not the full detail of how,they are aware of why.energy,power for our electrical devices and lights and in some case heat and hot water,and for sure the hazard of the gift of science,and by no means the only provided source,some as old as man itself even as old as the planet itself with newbies on the horizons,one on the horizon is fusion,still on the use of atoms more efficient than fissioning atoms with lots more power potential as well,though not as clean and neat as advertised and a lot more difficult,mainly because of the nuisance of that barrier,what is this barrier that is aptly named, The Coulomb barrier, named after Coulomb's law, which is in turn named after physicist Charles-Augustin deCoulomb, is the energy barrier due to electrostatic interaction that two nuclei need to overcome so they can get close enough to undergo a nuclear reaction. The Coulomb barrier is produced by electrostatic potential energy,and what of thia electrostatic potential energy,
    The potential energy due the electrostatic force is a simple known function of the separation of protons. Therefore an estimate of the effect on binding energy of the repulsion of protons could be converted into information of the separation distance of protons.
    One plausible method of isolating the effect of the electrostatic repulsion between protons is to consider two nuclides that differ only in that one has a proton where the other has a neutron. For example, consider the triteron (one proton and two neutrons) and the He3 nuclide (two protons and one neutron). The binding energy of the triteron is 8.48 million electron volts (MeV), whereas that of He3 is 7.76 MeV. The difference might be ascribed to the charge of the second proton. The situation is a bit more complicated. He3 has a proton-proton spin pair where the triteron has a neutron-neutron spin pair. The binding energies of the various spin pairs might not be the same.Maybe we should pay more attention to the choice of fuel /isotopes for a fusion venture,at the moment to over come the barrier is high energies, extreme pressure and the heat of the sun core,duplicating the way we see nature do it,however...need we,probably not,instead of forcing the square peg into the round hole let’s shave of the corners of the square peg by reducing the binding energy to a more manageable level,Maybe a bit more simpler as in altering the current flow to minimize the electromagnetic field of one nuclei (proton) or the other or invoke the Grotthuss mechanism .