Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 month ago

Fusion Rates?

Hi everyone, I think I am making an obvious mistake here. Would someone be able to give me a few pointers on this?

So far I have reached an answer of about 39 trillion reactions per cubic meter per second for deuterons in the core of the sun.

My calculation is as follows: (apologies for no units)


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2 Answers

  • Vaman
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I do not know the you want. You start with per reaction. Then calculate that with the energy radiated by the sun. I remember a fusion reaction releases some MeV energy. Convert that in Joules. Now divide the total energy radiated per second by that number. This will give you the number of reactions per second. I am unable understand your calculations.

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