Nuclear and Atomic Physics

1306 Submissions

[5] viXra:1306.0223 [pdf] submitted on 2013-06-27 16:42:59

Mapping the 10B, 9Be, 10Be, 11B, 11C, 12C and 14N Binding Energies with High Precision based Exclusively on the Up and Down Quark Masses

Authors: Jay R. Yablon
Comments: 10 Pages.

We extend the results of two recent letters by expressing the 10B, 9Be, 10Be, 11B, 11C, 12C and 14N binding energies, each independently and each to about parts-per-million or small parts-per-100,000 accuracy in AMU, exclusively as a function of the up and down current quark masses.
Category: Nuclear and Atomic Physics

[4] viXra:1306.0207 [pdf] submitted on 2013-06-25 08:31:22

Fitting the 6Li, 7Li, 7Be and 8Be Binding Energies to High Precision based Exclusively on the Up and Down Quark Masses

Authors: Jay R. Yablon
Comments: 12 Pages.

We extend the results of an earlier recent letter by expressing the 6Li, 7Li, 7Be and 8Be binding energies, each independently and each to about parts-per-million or small parts-per-100,000 accuracy, exclusively as a function of the up and down current quark masses.
Category: Nuclear and Atomic Physics

[3] viXra:1306.0203 [pdf] submitted on 2013-06-24 23:25:20

Fitting the 2H, 3H, 3He, 4He Binding Energies and the Neutron minus Proton Mass Difference to Parts-Per-Million based Exclusively on the Up and Down Quark Masses

Authors: Jay R. Yablon
Comments: 10 Pages.

We report a method for expressing the 2H, 3H, 3He and 4He binding energies and the neutron minus proton mass difference, each independently and each to about parts-per-million accuracy, exclusively as a function of the up and down current quark masses. In the process, the precision with which these quark masses are predicted is improved by a factor of at least six orders of magnitude beyond the best presently-known data.
Category: Nuclear and Atomic Physics

[2] viXra:1306.0062 [pdf] submitted on 2013-06-10 10:14:38

Counterfeit/obsolete Equipment and Nuclear Safety Issues of Vver-1000 Reactors at Kudankulam, India

Authors: VT Padmanabhan, R Ramesh, V Pugazhendi, K Sahadevan, Raminder Kaur, Christopher Busby, M Sabir, Joseph Makkolil
Comments: 15 Pages. Keywords: Counterfeit reactor equipment, Nuclear Safety, Global Catastrophic Risk, Reactor Pressure Vessel, Core Damage Frequency, Radiological Disaster, Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, VVER-1000, obsolete reactor equipment.

Counterfeit equipment is becoming a major threat to nuclear safety globally. The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in India housing two VVER-1000 reactors, imported from Russia is being delayed because of counterfeit, substandard and obsolete equipment. The polar crane, the limb of the reactor, is defective as its hoisting capacity is less than 80% of its nameplate capacity. The crane is used for installing the equipment inside the reactor building and also for removing spent fuel. The contract said that there will be no weld in the beltline of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV). The received vessels have two circumferential welds on the beltline. RPV, the heart of the reactor is irreplaceable and hence determines the life of the reactor. RPV and polar crane are safety grade equipment. The core-damage frequency(CDF) of the reactor in the contract was 10e−7reactor-years, while the supplied reactor has a CDF of 10e−5reactor-years. Two units of generator transformers were received as damaged and these were dismantled and reassembled at the site. This paper finds evidences of the unethical practices of sale and use of obsolete and counterfeit reactor equipment and discusses the global catastrophic risks with reference to the international nuclear safety standards.
Category: Nuclear and Atomic Physics

[1] viXra:1306.0054 [pdf] submitted on 2013-06-08 23:10:42

On Space Bombs

Authors: S. Kalimuthu
Comments: 3 Pages. This is only a proposal.And the road to space bombs is TOO and TOO long.

The space is not empty.It is full of energy.According to the law of conversation of energy, one form of energy can be converted in to another form.In this work, the author proposes to make space bombs out of space enrgy.
Category: Nuclear and Atomic Physics