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Fusion, a possible eco-sane source of power.

Fusion, unlike fission which split unstable atoms, forces together two atoms to create a new atom which has a net lower weight than the original atoms being forced together. The lost weight is not destroyed but released as energy and can be messured with the help of $E = mc^2$.

A proton has a mass of $1.6726x 10^{-24}$ grams, a neutron $1.6755 x 10^{-24}$ grams, an electron $9.109 x 10^{-28}$ grams, a deuterium atom $3.345 x 10^{-24}$ grams and a tritium atom $5.01 x 10^{-24}$ grams.

In fusion, it becomes one helium atom and one neutron. one helium atom has 2 protons, 2 neutrons, and 2 electrons. $2(1.6726 x 10^{-24} \mathrm{gram}) + 2(1.6755 x 10^{-24} \mathrm{gram}) + 2(9.109 x 10-28 \mathrm{gram}) = 6.698 x 10^{-24} \mathrm{gram}$

And one Neutron.

$1.6755 x 10^{-24} \mathrm{gram}$

1 tritium + 1 deuterium should be 1 helium + 1 neutron

$3.345 x 10^{-24} g + 5.01 x 10^{-24} g is 6.698 x 10^{-24} g + 1.6755 x 10^{-24} g 8.3549 x 10^{-24} g = 8.3735 x 10^{-24} g.$

But there is a difference of $1.86 x 10^{-26}$ g.

$E = (1.86 x 10^{-26} g)(3.00 x 10^8 m/s)^2$

so

$E = 1.674 x 10^{-9}$ g m/s = $1.674 x 10^{-12}$ kg m/s

$E = 1.674 x 10^{-12}$ Joules/atom

That is how fusion works.

The problem is the extra neutron, but one shouldnt worry because there are plans to use sheild of non-active metals that will absorbe the neutrons and have a half life of only a few decades. Other fuels do not produce the extra neutron so they are non-polluting altogether.

These were the bare facts, make your own mind up thank you.

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