Researchers Theorize Highly Energetic Quark Fusion

A new article in the journal Nature is reporting that researchers Marek Karliner (Tel Aviv University) and Jonathan Rosner(University of Chicago) have proposed that fusing of quarks (subatomic particles) can be far more energetic than the fusion of hydrogen atoms, which is the mechanism of the hot fusion energy projects, and in hydrogen bombs.

Karliner and Rosner also theorize that the reactions caused by quark fusion would be very short lived, making them difficult to weaponize because there would be no time to create the chain reactions required for massive explosions, but this also makes it hard to use this method of fusion to generate energy for practical purposes. The researchers stated that if they felt they had found a means of producing more powerful weapons, they would not have published their research.

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