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  1. #1 Nuclear radiation from the result of fusion of hydrogen to helium 
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    Hi all,

    I'm trying to find a reference for the nuclear spectra (not atomic spectra) that is emitted when hydrogen is fused to make helium. I know there is gamma emitted, but I can't find exactly what frequencies (or wavelengths) that are emitted (radio,IR,VIS,UV,x-rays, gamma, etc).
    Is there a list of these wavelengths (or a chart or something) for hydrogen fusion?
    I can't seem to find any reference for this anywhere on the web (I've Googled just about everything I can think of)

    TIA!

    Dave


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    tough question?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MC9000 View Post
    I'm trying to find a reference for the nuclear spectra (not atomic spectra) that is emitted when hydrogen is fused to make helium.
    The nuclear spectra for D-T fusion (most commonly discussed form) is 3.5MeV in a helium nucleus and 14.1MeV in a neutron. I do not believe that D-T fusion directly releases any gamma radiation, although certainly you might get Bremsstrahlung radiation as the products slow.
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