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[Nuclear] Fusion converts a solid into a liquid. There is a change in state (solid, liquid, or gas), perhaps into compounds, but I have not heard about a single element creating a new element. You need to show your sources and be much more specific.

Beowulf210, Open Forum Debate 27 Comments [1/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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snowbeast

OMFG. \"The Earth goes around the Sun? You need to cite your sources and be more specific.\"

1/12/2007 2:46:31 AM

Amos

Leaving an icecube out is actually tabletop fusion? My GOD, with this energy I could destroy the world!

And those scientists were playing around with tokamaks. What a waste...

1/12/2007 8:28:57 AM

retrow

Isn't Tritium converting to Helium an example of converting one element to other?


At such high temperatures, the chances of having tritium and helium in any other form but gaseous is nearly impossible.

1/12/2007 8:35:42 AM

Robbie

How about the decay of any element natural or synthetic beyond bismuth in the periodic table gradually decaying into lead?

"Oh, that's a copout."

6/13/2007 8:24:15 PM

agentCDE

They fail at Astrophysics. They fail at Biology. They fail at History. They fail at Social Science. They fail at Sex Ed. They fail at Economy.

And now, they fail at Nuclear Physics.

I beleive I've just lost all faith in humanity.

6/13/2007 8:35:59 PM

Freboy

My Gawd, how Wrong.

Fusion, fission and radioactive decay constitute one element changing into another.

Go google it, idiot.

6/14/2007 3:45:52 AM

jo_27e

U235 + n = Kr92 + Ba141 + 3n

The chemical equation of fission, while I couldn't find the one for fusion, this is an example a single element creating (if that's what you want to call it) two new ones. If you need the equation in words in order to clarify it it's:

Uranium235 + neutron = Krypton92 + Barium 141 + 3 neutrons

well there you have my source, now where's yours?

6/14/2007 4:16:45 AM

Ambrielle

This is so stupid I want to cry.

6/14/2007 4:26:24 AM

Safaraz

"At such high temperatures, the chances of having tritium and helium in any other form but gaseous is nearly impossible."

Technically in the sun's core they are all plasma, not gases.

6/14/2007 6:35:40 AM



4H --> He + 2(beta)

6/14/2007 1:32:57 PM

Dirk Tungsten

Sooooo....was that Ice Cream fusion when I left the carton on my countertop yesterday?

6/14/2007 3:11:16 PM

BrendanJD

Our Sun converts Hydrogen to Helium. That is what gives the Sun its energy.

If you knew anything about astronomy, you would know that the inside of the oldest stars have a series of shells inside them, all different elements, up to and including iron.

8/28/2008 12:28:42 PM

Michael

Physics is not your subject, is it.
The Sun is a fusion reactor - Hydrogen turning into Helium.
In roughly 4 billion years the H-He balance will start a new reaction which will mean the Sun will become a Helium star and expand to a size that will engulf Mercury and Venus.
The Earth will be sindered to a crisp. Now THAT is your Rapture, so you'll just have to fill in the next 4,000,000,000 years praying to what ever other gods you may have invented by then, that we will "believe".

8/28/2008 2:19:53 PM

Tallyho

Fusion does not work that way!

5/2/2009 3:07:08 AM

aaa

You fail at chemistry and physics.

5/2/2009 3:42:50 AM

Brain_In_A_Jar

Go back to wikipedia, find the article on fusion again, and this time try reading the whole thing rather than just the first noun of each sentence. Once you've done that, check the disambiguation notes for "fusion". After you've looked at both nuclear fusion and thermodynamic fusion, also look up "phase change", "compound" and "element." In future discussions on this subject, cite all of the above at the very least - you need to show your sources and be much more specific.

Finally, after you've completed all of the above, go and hang yourself in unbearable intellectual shame.

5/2/2009 4:34:03 AM

Nowonmai

Ignorance doesn't run in your family.. it gallops through.

5/2/2009 4:39:24 AM

Anon

The elements after Uranium are manmade

2/13/2011 3:48:31 PM

Tempus

Wrong type of fusion, guy.

Fundie confused this with this.

2/13/2011 4:17:03 PM

David F Mayer

Perhaps you should have listened when people told you not to drop out of school in the middle of second grade. Your scientific knowledge is less than zero: You know nothing, but what you think you know is false. Hence your knowledge is negative. This might sound radical, but try reading a REAL book sometime.

2/13/2011 6:48:23 PM

Anon2

but I have not heard about a single element creating a new element.

Question: Where did the USA get more than 12 kilograms of plutonium for the Trinity test and the Fat Man atomic bomb in WW2?

Plutonium is found only in very faint traces (micrograms per 100 tonnes of uraninite). Where did this huge amount of the ELEMENT plutonium come from? Did they pray for it, and God miraculously provided it? What was the Hanford nuclear reactor for?

2/14/2011 4:25:04 AM

Anon



That is an A-bomb's worth of weapons-grade plutonium, shaped into a ring so that it does not go boom (if it were a sphere, enough neutrons would be captured that the mass would go critical).

You Fail Physics Forever

2/14/2011 1:44:07 PM

Quantum Mechanic

How do people this incredibly stupid find food?

3/29/2011 7:15:11 AM

Quantum Mechanic

Fail physics much?

4/7/2012 5:19:39 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Fail physics much?

Really, we need to stop wasting food and air on people this stupid. And I need to quit posting on this thread.

6/14/2012 9:15:18 AM
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