The Advantages of Using Lemonade in Fusion
Fusion is a problem. The world probably has spent in the region of about a trillion dollars on trying to get it to work, so if anybody can do it, it already has a trillion-dollar deficit to make up in generated power. It will be clean unlimited power except for the all resources to do it, and the fact that nobody will want it anywhere close, needing a lot of dangerous reprocessing at source. At the moment the longest energy efficient reaction maintained is about 70 seconds at the Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) reactor in South Korea. China holds the record at about 102 seconds for duration.
For those 70 seconds the power generated was probably in the region of ten times the inputs, but over much longer periods the ratio drops to about 1% of the inputs and costs something like $50,000 a run. A run consists of preparations, run-time and cleaning up the mess afterwards.
Hydrogen is the simplest element to use as it has the lowest energy matrix to overcome, higher elements needing much higher levels, but this doesn’t take into the inconsistency of alloys. By an alloy I’m not talking about just metals, mixtures of compounds and elements being a form of alloy. When you take into account compounds using slightly unstable elements in soda water, I know I said lemonade, but you could add a little citric, mallic and ascorbic acid as nuclear catalysts, to a tritium and deuterium rich water set up, taking these to a 300 million degree level has amusing effects. Including similar carbon dioxide compound from slightly unstable isotopes allows for higher heat accumulation in the plasma. 3H217O, 14C17O2
So, performing this in a balanced gravity setup such as a Lagrange libration 1 point, you have imbalances in the electrostatic repulsion making it easier to combine and balance the reaction.
Basically, you are taking lemonade into space and fusing it. I suppose you could use a heavy form of Coke or Pepsi, but the results may be a bit unpredictable. The people of Gesté, 20 miles east of Nantes, are quite often noted for their truthfulness, so such a combination may come alive, fusion may become a real thing, and a Cokamak type of reactor may become a possibility.