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Well, say you have a rock-sized amount of the matter and just dropped it on the pavement....

Each lead nucleus in the LHC has 96 * 10^-6 joules of energy. There are about 3 * 10^21 atoms in one gram of lead.

(96*10^-6)*(3*10^21) = 2.8*10^17 joules of energy in your 1g rock

That is 33% more energy than the Tsar Bomba, the largest nuke ever tested, in a pebble smaller than a paperclip.
Edited by willis888 - 6/15/11 at 10:54am
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Assuming the rock weighs one gram, it would create an explosion about 33% larger than the Tsar Bomba, the largest nuke ever tested.
Uhh, how'd you come up with that?
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post #33 of 69
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Well, say you have a rock-sized amount of the matter and just dropped it on the pavement....
I'm going to bet that a rock sized portion would sufficiently heat up any surrounding atmosphere to fusion temperatures... After the first fusion reaction went off there's no telling where it would end up...

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Assuming the rock weighs one gram, it would create an explosion about 33% larger than the Tsar Bomba, the largest nuke ever tested.
The rock itself (being composed of lead) would not itself undergo fusion as elements heavier than iron are created by nucleosynthesis, but the rock would immediately fly apart because of the extreme energies contained within.

Imagine a frag grenade, made of of hundreds of trillions of bomblets, each sparking nuclear reactions wherever they flew.
Edited by RonindeBeatrice - 6/15/11 at 10:47am
    
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post #34 of 69
Did they bang two 480's together?

In all seriousness, I wonder if this technique could be used with nuclear energy.
Edited by AngeloG. - 6/15/11 at 10:45am
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I'm going to bet that a rock sized portion would sufficiently heat up any surrounding atmosphere to fusion temperatures... After the first fusion reaction went off there's no telling where it would end up...
That is assuming you could get that amount of material that hot, I'm thinking ya(we) can't.
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That is assuming you could get that amount of material that hot, I'm thinking ya(we) can't.
Hey, it wasn't my position to examine the feasibility of the scenario, just reply to it.
    
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post #37 of 69
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Uhh, how'd you come up with that?
I edited my post to show the calculation.

However, the actual blast would be even larger because, as RonindeBeatrice said, such an energetic release would cause fusion (and fission if sufficiently large nuclei are nearby) of the surrounding matter. IDK how to calculate those effects.
Edited by willis888 - 6/15/11 at 12:24pm
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Hey, we aren't banging rocks together here, folks....we're banging realllly tiny rocks together.
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post #39 of 69
I wonder if this could somehow be used as a method to start hot fusion?
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well... its nice to know there playing with temps many times hotter than the SUN in our humble back yard. "as long as your safe kids."
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