A proposed complete reaction path for the Lugano reactor?
=Project Dog Bone=
Bob Greenyer would be the first to admit he is no nuclear
scientist, but never the less, he is suggesting the following as
a reaction path for the Lugano reactor. As a bit of weekend fun
- why not pick holes in it or suggest where he is way off the
Bob G's current thinking on Lugano reactor
A) Partially reduced Fe2O3 or similar H2 splitting catalyst
in/on standard nickel helps to create P+ in the lattice. Fe3+
Al3+ helps to capture electrons - see here:
B) 7Li is attached to metal lattice and energetic P+ cause the
release of Neutrons from 7Li so that it becomes 6Li (as per
Stoyan's structural theory) low energy gamma is released that is
thermalised in reactor and possibly stimulates further
reactions, therefore no gamma outside reactor. See page 16 of
C) Slow/bound Neutrons transmute Nickel
D) Any Neutrons not absorbed by the Nickel are absorbed by the
6Li in the energetic vapour around the reaction (Net result = no
Neutrons seen outside reactor)
E) Nickel continues to play a role, facilitating reactions from
standard fusion, examples that could apply are (8) 4 MeV &
(9) 16.9 MeV here:
Here is an image of the relevant paths:
F) several of the processes above might occur in parrallel.
G) The byproducts are Ni62, any *unburnt* 6Li, Hydrogen and
Question surrounding Ni64 - could the 6Li strip the Neutrons
from the Ni64?
i) standard non-radioactive isotopes as fuel, and no Deuterium
in the Hydrogen please!
ii) no radiation during operation or afterwards
iii) large net yield of energy from Nickel transmutations to
iv) thermalisation of gamma may allow self-sustain mode
v) reaction will continue after Nickel is all Ni62
vi) all positive yield from 6Li + P+ and 6Li + 3He reactions
means reactor gets more efficient (in always stimulated state)
as reaction proceeds and this becomes the predominant mode.
vii) possible that when the Nickel has converted all the 7Li to
6Li - the rest of the reaction can proceed with Nickel in molten
phase (Fe2O3 melts at 1,566 °C)
viii) when opening the reactor, the Hydrogen and Helium is lost