Marvel Fusion

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    Thanks Rends , I thought I was going to see a picture of Iron Man in the brochure because of the “Marvel” name, but I see it’s merely a name coincidence. It seems to be proposing aneutronic fusion of H+ bombardment of Boron, but I will have to review it later from my PC to translate the key parts. If they are going for an inertial confinement fusion set up they should be successful, as the Z pinch effect allows for temperatures high enough for Boron Hydrogen fusion, but engineering around to make use of the energy remains a challenge.

  • The “avalanche hypothesis” proposed by Heinrich Hora and Georges Miley is very interesting because it could explain many characteristics of LENRs:

    « Exceptionally high reaction gains of hydrogen protons measured with the boron isotope 11 are compared with other fusion reactions. This is leading to the conclusion that SECONDARY AVALANCHE REACTIONS are happening »

    « Using the initial energy of the α-particle from the HB11 reaction of 2.9 MeV, the first elastic hit transfers 530 keV energy from the α-particle to the boron. After this collision, the α-particle can produce a second hit to boron which is then gaining 492 keV, etc. As known from Nevins et al. (2000), there is an exceptional high fusion cross-section, widely spread, with protons at 550 keV energy, about ten times higher than known from other fusion reactions. The primary produced α-particles are then causing a secondary reaction resulting in three new alphas, etc., »

    Fusion energy using avalanche increased boron reactions for block-ignition by ultrahigh power picosecond laser pulses, Laser and Particle Beams (2015), 33, 607–619.

    My old hypothesis of "diafluidity" proposing a "chain reaction" mechanism of LENRs caused by "ballistic deuterons" could also be corroborated by some assertions read in communications to ICCF 23.…_with_English_translation

    A few sentences from presentations at ICCF 23:

    “The reaction involving deuterium emits part of the nuclear energy as energetic ions having the characteristics of a HYDROGEN ISOTOPE, not helium.”

    Edmund Storms, ICCF 23, The Nature of the D+D Fusion Reaction in Palladium and Nickel,

    « Initial thin-film electrolytic LENR studies lead to the investigation of ultra-high density regions of deuterium found in voids or dislocation loops in the films Hydrogen “clusters” in these regions were estimated to have roughly 100–1000 atoms with SUPERCONDUCTING PROPERTIES below70 °K as shown by SQUID measurements”

    George H Miley and the LENR Lab Team, ICCF 23, Ultra-high Density Cluster Enabled LENR

    “The first step in excess heat production in the model is the transfer of the large 24 MeV quantum from the D2/4He transition to produce a reasonably stable highly excited state in a nucleus in the host lattice.”

    “Indirect evidence for this comes from low-level energetic particle emission in experiments not producing excess heat. “

    Peter L. Hagelstein, Recent progress on phonon-nuclear theoretical models, ICCF 23

    “EXCITATION TRANSFER of the 5.5 MeV quantum from the HD/3He transition is considered in the case of light water experiments.”

    Peter L. Hagelstein, Recent progress on phonon-nuclear theoretical model, ICCF 23

  • But the system of double shot with a femtosecond laser igniting the reaction and another laser producing a huge magnetic field by MHD effect is very complicated. It is very interesting as an experimental device, but it is questionable as an industrial energy production system. I suggest using a small, hollow steel sphere filled with borane and setting it into resonant vibration by piezoelectric devices glued to it.

    Borane is a liquid which is made of boron and hydrogen, it's a happy for our work.

    If this works, we should be able to shut off the power to the piezos, and the sphere should continue to vibrate, and we should recover an electrical voltage at the output. I don't know if you can recover a lot of energy with piezoelectric transducers and there will be worrying problems of cooling.

    Therefore, for industrial use, I suggest using a nozzle cavitation system like this type of device that I had tested. (I had published the results at a congress in Russia) (The magnetic field was to be used to increase the cavitation efficiency by MHD effect, that's why there is an electromagnet around the nozzle.)

    If my lab hadn't been destroyed, I would have experimented with borane a long time ago.

    The energy produced must vaporize some of the borane: for the production of electricity, energy could be recovered by a turbine and an alternator downstream of the cavitator, with a heat exchanger behind.

    And the ideal thing, as I had published, would be to use an ionic liquid containing a boron compound in solution, with an heat exchanger downstream. (This way, the focusing of the cavitation energy is not hampered by the vapor in the bubbles.) (No rebound of the shockwave when vapour become supercritical)