Open reaction, which is 10 times more powerful fusion
As you know, the most powerful reactions in the course of which releases massive amounts of energy are nuclear and thermonuclear processes. But, according to a statement published in the journal Science, scientists discovered that the collision of subatomic particles (quarks) can be allocated to several orders of magnitude more energy.
As we know, all elementary particles are composed of even smaller objects, which are the naming of quarks. But not so long ago, scientists began to find signs of the existence of even smaller particles - Tetraquarks and pentaquarks. By studying these subatomic particles, we found out that they have formed during the collision of unstable elementary particles. And this process, experts say, is an analogue of thermonuclear reactions in the interior of the sun and other stars, only the amount of energy released at the same time more at times. According to Gerald Miller of the University of Washington,
"Collision Tetraquarks should lead to the isolation of approximately 200 MeV energy, which is about 10 times more than generate thermonuclear reactions. To date, such reactions are no practical application because the particles in which they may occur live very long. On the other hand, all this points to the possible existence of exotic matter stable, consisting of "charming" quarks. "
At the moment, still wary of creating a powerful weapon created on the basis of recent discoveries, it is not necessary. Since it is not until the end of study the interaction of subatomic particles together. But then, nuclear energy has not been opened to create bombs.
Based on the materials of RIA "Novosti"