High Density Solid State Source of Hydrogen for Fusion Pellets
Original Publication Date: 1980-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13
Fusion pellets that are stable mechanically at room temperature can be made by impregnating a transition metal hydride, such as palladium hydride, or a solid, such as Si or Ge, with hydrogen. The amorphous solid can contain hydrogen up to 50 atomic percent, which is a density approaching 500 atmospheres for fusion by laser, electron or ion beam energy sources.