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fusion reactor / rocket ideas

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so I was thinking about the best way to get a ground based fusion reactor

when I realized that my plans could also possibly be used as a rocket engine

what do you guys think

is it worth trying to make it a rocket

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I presume the bits you have marked as deuterium are actually deuterons? Where does the energy for the acceleration come from and why not just utilise it directly? Is D-D fusion energetically viable in these circumstances - the only reports I have seen were hilariously inefficient and required huge electric fields (gigavolts per metre). What sort of temperature and pressure is needed to overcome the coulomb barrier and get fusing?

 

Like with so many uses of fusion - once you can get the energy of fusion and utilise it then the energy requirements seem paltry; but it is getting it turned on, and safely, continuously generating power that is difficult. So difficult that we still struggle - although apparently safe and commercial fusion is only 20 years away (and always has been!)

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I haven't yet thought about getting energy to be produced from it yet but that can come later I was thinking that the engine design would be the same thing but it will require an outside power source mainly like a laser or something like that to beam power and Measure of the trust produced by the exhaust that was my idea

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I need help with the best way to use the exhaust plasma for power generation

do you have any ideas?

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