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1. (WO1994016446) SELF-CATALYZED NUCLEAR FUSION OF LITHIUM-6 AND DEUTERIUM USING ALPHA PARTICLES

Pub. No.:    WO/1994/016446    International Application No.:    PCT/US1993/012541
Publication Date: Fri Jul 22 01:59:59 CEST 1994 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 23 00:59:59 CET 1993
IPC: G21B 3/00
Applicants: DREXLER, Jerome
Inventors: DREXLER, Jerome
Title: SELF-CATALYZED NUCLEAR FUSION OF LITHIUM-6 AND DEUTERIUM USING ALPHA PARTICLES
Abstract:
A method and apparatus for nuclear fusion of lithium-6 and deuterium ions at ambient temperature yielding alpha particles and thermal energy. Ion pairs of Li and D are accumulated and densely packed into a metallic lattice, approaching each other closely or combining into LiD molecules. Alpha particles are then emitted into the lattice which have an energy sufficient to cause the nuclei of the Li and D atoms to fuse by compressive interaction of their nuclei within the lattice. Upon fusion, secondary high energy alpha particle are emitted which cause additional fusions and alpha particles emissions. In this manner, a continuous cycle of fusions and high energy alpha particle emissions is initiated resulting in a self-sustaining nuclear fusion chain reaction occurring at or near room temperature.