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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has successfully developed and deployed an advanced neutron detector that uses lithium-6 (Li-6) instead of He-3 gas to detect neutrons.
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.
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.
DOE obtains He-3 as a byproduct from the decay of tritium used in nuclear warheads.
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.
Petoukhov, Ultra-high polarization of cold neutrons, International Workshop on Polarized He-3 beams and Gas Targets and Their Applications, 2002.
One test vehicle, the HE-2, will continue testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground and HE-3 is being refurbished.
Using He-3 concentration to judge sedimentation rate, Mukhopadhyay and colleagues find that the ocean remained nearly lifeless for a mere 10,000 years after impact.
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.
The HE-3, P-4, S-4 and Maxflo W impellers are available in Smoothline configurations.