Pyroelectric crystals

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  1. draqon Banned Banned

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    So as I understand it correctly, heating a pyroelectric crystal creates source of neutrons? What are equations associated with this ability of a crystal to create neutrons?

    Pyroelectric crystal fusion works how exactly?


     
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  3. Vkothii Banned Banned

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    Hmm. Perhaps you do need to talk to Macgyver...? I hear he once built a nuclear reactor out of an old washing machine and a microwave, and a handful of graphite pencils.
    (just kidding)
     
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  5. draqon Banned Banned

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    My main emphasis is on how much of these neutrons are actually produced per x grams of pyroelectric crystal (like Lithium Tantalate) and what the speed of the neutrons is relative to the surface of the crystal.
     
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  7. draqon Banned Banned

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    Vkothii...please lets have a scientific discussion, I do favor jokes but in moderation. Please do participate in the discussion of the equations behind pyroelectric crystal heating neutron production.
     
  8. Vkothii Banned Banned

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    Ok, but where will you get the deuterium? Or the spectroscopic equipment?
     
  9. draqon Banned Banned

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    but do I really need to use only deuterium? I thought that the principle was that it basically ionizes any gas...or am I wrong?

    The UCLA team had deuterium at 0.7 PSI, thou.
     
  10. draqon Banned Banned

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    My main goal is not a fusion reaction, my main goal is to ionize gas and accelerate the ions. I thought of using pyroelectric crystals for ionization in this case.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7654627/
     
  11. draqon Banned Banned

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    Oh I am only now getting it...

    http://www.today.ucla.edu/2005/050510news_uclatrio.html

    but this UCLA team aim was fusion....which is not my aim.
     
  12. Vkothii Banned Banned

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    Fair enough. I'd go for something more substantial than a cellphone crystal in that case. Most piezo devices are quartz (silicate), not lithium tantalate.

    I'd try a crystal manufacturer.
    Also, by the look, the UCLA team had an entire lab available, lots of equipment, the pressurised container for the crystal and atmosphere, connections for all the measuring equipment.

    You realise what you're taking on here?
     
  13. draqon Banned Banned

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    yeah I do realize it...

    But as an engineer I want to shape a project paper together outlining exactly what I want to do and present this paper with all the equations and experimentations done to back me up, so that perhaps they will test my idea...
     
  14. draqon Banned Banned

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    lithium tantalate is expensive, if I recall correctly.
     
  15. Walter L. Wagner Cosmic Truth Seeker Valued Senior Member

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    It would likely be easier to use an alpha source, with the alphas targeted on a low-Z material such as Beryllium to generate a fusion reaction. Alpha-on-Beryllium is nearly a century old as a source of neutrons, and is standard in nuclear reactors and nuclear bombs to provide an initial source of neutrons. See Neutron Howitzer in Wikipedia.
     
  16. Bishadi Banned Banned

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    the crystal offers a polarization or release of energy to the deuterium or heavy hydrogen.

    that specific wavelength of energy should be measured and i recogn it was never sought in the experiment


    well the crystal is not creating anything, but exchanging energy with the deuterium.

    all that is occuring is the crystal (heated) is converting energy that passes through it; like a lense does to a telescope

    could you imagine if everyone read that publication http://fire.pppl.gov/cyrstal_fusion_nature.pdf

    it would just break the hearts of all them goofs in the world that think it is gravity (only) that causes hydrogen to combine and make helium......

    but to answer your question; that point in which the deuterium is releasing (decay) of the neutron, there must be a specific wavelength we are not aware of that allows the change from the 2 heavy H atoms to combine into the helium and neutron release and heat (photon)

    thanx a bunch because you gave me something new to look into.....

    thank you thank you thank you

    if i find something that may interest you, i will send it immediately

    if you want to read what i have been working on, send me a PM and i will email you a doc/pdf...
     

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