Since Don doesn't expect
He made it up! All by himself?google search for "dry reactor design" comes up with exactly
But, wait! Take a closer look at the last entry: Royal Space Navy?
Hmmmm. It looks like Don may have had some help coming up with the concept- from a science fiction writer.
Yup, turns out the "Dry Reactor Design" technology is part of an alien spacecraft that crashed in Scotland in 1892. Here's an excerpt, describing the advanced reactor technology:
"Two linked fusion reactors with a combined generating output of 3.6 terawatts form the core of the Drake’s power grid. The DSE class uses a lithium-hydride or “dry” reactor design. The basic fuel for the reactors is the crystalline powder form of lithium-hydride. The specific gravity of the fuel is 0.82 metric tons per cubic meter, making it extremely space efficient. It also avoids the problems of cryogenic storage associated with other reactors fuelled by heavy hydrogen isotopes such as deuterium and He3. The LiH reactor accepts the powder in a very fine form, allowing it to be shipped and pumped as it it were a liquid, and administered into the reactor as a blown dust. The powder must be stored in double lined containers to prevent contact with water, otherwise it would dissociate and react violently. Under normal conditions a single reactor can power all ship systems. A second reactor is installed to provide a backup in case of malfunction. Also, during combat operations power usage can increase by as much as 80%. In order to reduce the workload, the power load is shared between both reactors."
Oooookaaay. That's about as realistic as Don's plan.
Here, then, is an actual photograph of AEHI's Dry Reactor Design, Construction, and Operation Team:
|Dry Reactor Magical Fairy Astride a UniCorn|
|Magical Fairy and UniCorn Team Monitors and Operates the AEHI Advanced Dry Reactor (Courtesy UniCorn Nuclear Services, LLC)|
Now it all makes perfect sense!
1. Magical Fairies are able to self-replicate as necessary, primarily due to anomalies in the chrono-synclastic infundibulum.
2. UniCorn Nuclear Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lucky Leprechaun Charms (LLC), and is operationally supervised by a team of Leprechauns. Your results may vary. See Don for details.