helium-3

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helium-3

[′hē·lē·əm ′thrē]
(nuclear physics)
The isotope of helium with mass number 3, constituting approximately 1.3 parts per million of naturally occurring helium.
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HE-3 impeller: Efficient in creating greater fluid motion with less energy.
11) He-3 is significant for its potential use as a clean and safe fuel for thermonuclear fusion power reactors.
22) Furthermore, a "third generation" approach to fusion power, fusing He-3 with itself, boasts even greater safety and efficiency marks than the D-He-3 process.
Topics include modern disorder fields, the vortex lattice in Ginzburg-Landau superconductors, phase transition and separation for mixture of liquid He-3 and He-4, Landau singularity and the instability of vacuum state in quantum electrodynamics, and the role of third-order structure function in studying two-dimensionalization of turbulence.
Helium-3 exists as a natural resource on the dark side of the moon that Lunar Corp uses to power fusion energy (the actual science in this fictional HE-3 is an element currently being researched for its energy-producing potentiality).
The high-efficiency impeller was a Chemineer three-bladed HE-3 impeller of standard construction.
The S values varied over a range of approximately 10% for the various solids, with the S value for the P-4 being two-thirds that of the HE-3.
Slaman, An Analysis of the ITS-90 Relations for the Nonideality of He-3 and He-4- Recommended Relations Based on a New Interatomic Potential for Helium, Metrologia 27, 211-219 (1990).
Petoukhov, Ultra-high polarization of cold neutrons, International Workshop on Polarized He-3 beams and Gas Targets and Their Applications, 2002.
The HE-3, P-4, S-4 and Maxflo W impellers are available in Smoothline configurations.
One test vehicle, the HE-2, will continue testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground and HE-3 is being refurbished.
Other topics added to this edition include The Josephson effect and SQUIDs, magnetic and thermal properties of solids, mixtures of He-3 and He-4, proton and neutron separation energies, nuclear rotational and vibrational motions, and COBE and WMAP satellite results.