MFTL – Multi Functional Tritium Lantern:: Is that a radioactive keychain/bottle opener in your pocket… or are you just really happy to see me? Tritium (symbol T or 3H, also known as hydrogen-3) is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen and one of the most valuable substances on earth, with a market price of $30,000 per gram. The light produced is literally ”on” at all times, it’s intensity isn’t reduced after a few hours and will last non-stop for 20 years. This is truly a ”nuclear powered”…
Introduction to Isotope Hydrology Stable and Radioactive Isotopes of Hydrogen, Carbon, and Oxygen: IAH International Contributions to Hydrogeology 25, 978-0415381970, Willem G. Mook, Taylor & Francis; 1 edition
Hydrogen is a chemical element with chemical symbol H and atomic number 1. With an atomic weight of 7000100794000000000♠1.00794 u, hydrogen is the lightest element on the periodic table. Its monatomic form is the most abundant chemical substance in the Universe, constituting roughly 75% of all baryonic mass.[note 1] Non-remnant stars are mainly composed of hydrogen in the plasma state. The most common isotope of hydrogen, termed protium , has one proton and no neutrons.
Nuclear fusion is considered the ultimate power source – using the heat from breaking apart radioactive elements and isotopes to drive steam-powered turbines, this technology would be virtually limitless. It’s far from a new concept, but complications in the physics have prevented it from being achievable. Holding two isotopes of hydrogen at 200 million degrees until they collide and fuse to make helium would require building a device that runs at ten times the temperature of the sun.
Space-filling model of part of the crystal structure of lithium hydride. Lithium deuteride - The corresponding lithium-6 deuteride, formula 6Li2H or 6LiD, is the fusion fuel in thermonuclear weapons. In warheads of the Teller-Ulam design, a fission trigger explosion heats, compresses and bombards 6LiD with neutrons to produce tritium in an exothermic reaction. The deuterium and tritium (both isotopes of hydrogen) then fuse to produce helium-4, a neutron and 17.59 MeV of energy.
“Tritium is a highly radioactive isotope of hydrogen, with a specific activity of almost 10,000 curies per gram… Since tritium has the same chemical properties as hydrogen, it can combine with oxygen to form water.” ~ Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D. http://www.nuclearworld.net/