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Offline sotnikov123

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Antimatter in ufopedia
« on: May 07, 2010, 08:29:38 pm »
Please, answer this:
http://ufoai.ninex.info/wiki/index.php/Talk:Research/Antimatter

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In the tech proposal for antimatter, you write that antimatter has "...the best size-to-weight ratio of any material ...". Isn't that a bit meaningless? Maybe it should be "...the best energy-to-mass ratio of any material ...", like you say in the Antimatter Weaponry tech description? --Ouroboros

What mean size-to-weight ratio? 8)

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Re: Antimatter in ufopedia
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 10:34:17 pm »
I agree that size-to-weight is not correct.
Actually I see two ratios relevant for a material to be used as a fuel:
volume-to-mass (=density) and
energy-to-mass.

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Re: Antimatter in ufopedia
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010, 11:48:12 pm »
I agree that size-to-weight is not correct.
Actually I see two ratios relevant for a material to be used as a fuel:
volume-to-mass (=density) and
energy-to-mass.
In russian version I translate it as "вес топлива к полученной энергии" - "fuel weight to getting energy" or something like this, google say this


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Re: Antimatter in ufopedia
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 01:29:15 am »
It's not just weight/mass to energy. Think of gas. Volume is also important.

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Re: Antimatter in ufopedia
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2010, 01:58:49 am »
It's not just weight/mass to energy. Think of gas. Volume is also important.

@Kildor: Help !


Possible "size to energy", weight/mass or volume ~ relative size?
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Re: Antimatter in ufopedia
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2010, 02:11:08 am »
No. Size ~ volume.

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Re: Antimatter in ufopedia
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2010, 02:13:48 am »
Uhm...why not get away from those ratios ?
What about "....the most efficient way to store energy...." ?

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Re: Antimatter in ufopedia
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2010, 02:34:35 am »
Uhm...why not get away from those ratios ?
What about "....the most efficient way to store energy...." ?


Exact words. Most(very) compact fuel )
« Last Edit: May 08, 2010, 02:39:06 am by sotnikov123 »