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Subject:  Re: It can’t be done Date:  9/18/2019  2:20 PM
Author:  mschmit Number:  567625 of 576437

A suitcase room-temperature-fusion reactor might do the job of giving a car 10,000-mile range.

But now you are basing your energy density on the atomic level strong force and not electromagnetic forces (in physics there are 4 forces: gravity, electromagnetic, weak and strong forces -- and that is about all I know about it)

The table in this link says that the strong force (released in nuclear reactions is about 6 x 10^5 stronger than the electromagnetic forces. So one might estimate that compared to a nuclear reactor the best a battery can be is, roughly, a 0.6 million times less energy dense...assuming you could even engineer such a small fusion reactor and control and capture the energy released.

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