Sparks and Quarks

E8: Quantum Nano-Switches and the SABRE engine

May 11, 2019

After a horrendously long delay (sorry, Dan had audio issues) - we're back! I have a strange sense of déjà vu.

This episode, Adam is talking about quantum nano-switches that could be used to miniaturise technology, and Dan is talking about how the SABRE rocket engine works.

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Adam's sources

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-atomic-plasmonic-metallic-contact.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasmonic_nanoparticles

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Break_junction

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.6b05676

 

Dan's sources:

https://www.explainthatstuff.com/jetengine.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramjet

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scramjet

https://web.archive.org/web/20110725042437/http://www.reactionengines.co.uk/downloads/Heat%20exchanger%20development%20at%20REL%20IAC%2008%20C4.5.2.pdf

https://www.reactionengines.co.uk/sabre

http://das.uwyo.edu/~geerts/cwx/notes/chap06/condensation.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SABRE_(rocket_engine)

 

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