Posted: Jun 27, 2011 1:51 am
by klazmon
atrasicarius wrote:
rainbow wrote:
atrasicarius wrote:

Well, we'll see what they have to say at their press conference. I wouldn't be surprised, though, if they were just reacting nickel and hydrogen or something.

The claim is that it transmutes nickel to copper.
...which is a problem since nickel is more expensive than copper.

Lol, physics fail. Fusion reactions are endothermic for all elements above iron. It's literally impossible to get energy from turning nickle into copper.

:thumbup: A slight spanner in the works wrt binding energy per nucleon. ie a bit tricky to extract energy if you are moving to the right of anything from 56Fe onwards on this chart :lol: .