A potential fusion fuel mix
proposed by Bussard
s. Its high energy requirements restrict it to fusor
use. However, if it can be done, it's an ideal
mix. It does not produce neutrons; in fact all energy is released in the form of three alpha
particles in a remarkably narrow band
of energies, allowing direct conversion
The reaction products are as follows:
3 helium-4 (alpha particles) at a total energy of 8.7 MeV
These numbers are drawn from the NRL Plasma Physics Formulary, put out by the Naval Research Laboratory.
The emitted particles are in a relatively narrow band of energies, making direct energy extraction to 1.5 MV DC current relatively easy.
Editor's note: The MegaVolt is not a unit of electrical current.