Re: Future baby nukes (boffin-sized?) was Re: signatures

From: Ken Clements (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 11:46:52 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:

> Nono, though you could enrichen deuterium in situ, at least in
> principle, tritium is not plentiful, you have to breed it from lithium
> (9?) using massive amounts of neutrons, and you'll need a lot of juice
> to assemble a magnetic flux compression generator, plus a ton or so of
> high explosives from the thin air and a handful of dirt.

Tritium is not necessary, it just lowers the initial pressure/temp requirement.
The technique I have in mind does not use magnetic compression either.


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