HELIUM IS A SUPERFLUID
The phase diagram of 3He is shown in the figure. Note the logarithmic temperature scale. The dot in the lower right hand corner denotes room temperature and pressure. There are two superfluid phases of 3He, A and B. The line within the solid phase indicates a transition between spin-ordered and spin disordered structures (at low and high temperatures, respectively)…>>
Man has tried everything to make life better and better… The development of science has made our life very simple. With the increasing use of technology man has reached to very great heights. Every problem can be solved by the application of sciences. The application of science can be seen everywhere. But there are some applications which are not used in our daily life but affect us a lot. One such application is of SUPERFLUIDS. This new quantum mechanical concept has emerged as…>> superfluidsiiti.weebly.com
HISTORY OF SUPERFLUIDS AND HELIUM-3
Let us go back to the beginning of 20th century when the foundation of superfluidity was laid. The story of superfluid begins in 1908 with liquid helium when a Dutch Physicist KamerlinghOnnes liquefied helium. Two years later he discovered that when helium was cooled below a temperature of 2.2K it would abruptly stop boiling. Further in 1923,…>> superfluidsiiti.weebly.com
THE POWER OF HELIUM-3
by Benjamin Deniston | August 15, 2014
I want to take a few minutes to get into the issue of helium-3 fusion that Lyndon LaRouche has put on the table, and the Chinese have put on the table, and that we’re emphatically backing and supporting as the most important thing to be done right now. So, in general, fusion power, nuclear reactions in general, fusion and fission, are millions of times more energy dense than any form of chemical fuel, chemical energy, and you get new qualities of energy that allow you to do more types of work than you could possibly do with a lower quality source.
But that being the case, it’s still the fact that not all fusion fuels are created equal. And so, to make sure people are very clear on the importance of helium-3 specifically, we should…>>
– Second-Generation Fusion Fuels
– 10,000 Years into the Future
– The Helium-3 Age of Mankind
– The Defense of Earth
HELIUM-3 POWER GENERATION
Helium-3 (He3) is gas that has the potential to be used as a fuel in future nuclear fusion power plants. There is very little helium-3 available on the Earth. However, there are thought to be significant supplies on the Moon. Several governments have subsequently signalled their intention to go to the Moon to mine helium-3 as a fuel supply. Such plans may come to fruition within the next two to three decades and trigger a new Space Race….>>
– Helium-3 and Nuclear Fusion
– Mining Helium-3 on the Moon
– A Flower in the Darkness?
Isotope Development & Production for Research and Applications (IDPRA)
…Isotopes are high-priority commodities of strategic importance for the Nation and are essential for energy, medical, and national security applications and for basic research; a goal of the program is to make critical isotopes more readily available to meet domestic U.S. needs. This subprogram is steward of the Isotope Production Facility(IPF) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Brookhaven Linear Isotope Producer(BLIP) facility at BNL, and hot cell facilities for processing isotopes at ORNL, BNL and LANL.
The subprogram also coordinates and supports…>>
Helium-3 Mining On The Lunar Surface
The idea of harvesting a clean and efficient form of energy from the Moon has stimulated science fiction and fact in recent decades. Unlike Earth, which is protected by its magnetic field, the Moon has been bombarded with large quantities of Helium-3 by the solar wind. It is thought that this isotope could provide safer nuclear energy in a fusion reactor, since it is not radioactive and would not produce dangerous waste products.
The Apollo programme’s own geologist, Harrison Schmidt, has repeatedly made the argument for Helium-3 mining, whilst Gerald Kulcinski at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is another leading proponent. He has created a small reactor…>>
The Moon, Where The Helium-3 From The Sun Is
…The energy source they are gathering from the moon is Helium-3 (3He), but they aren’t exactly burning it for fuel as they say. Helium-3 is a light isotope of helium with two protons and one neutron which is suitable as a fusion fuel. I have done some research into the literature to determine just how feasible this 3He mining on the moon is with two specific questions in mind. Why use 3He? Why go to the moon?…>>
High-energy particle accelerator laboratories probe the basic constituents of matter to understand the origins of our universe. Several experiments to be conducted in the near future will use polarized helium-3 as an electron beam target as a way of orienting the spin-axis on the neutron inside of helium-3. These experiments can require months of…>> xemed.com