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Old September 15th, 2007, 07:55 PM
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Default Solid or Metastable Metallic Hydrogen as fuel

I was reading an article on Jupiter and they were talking about Solid Hydrogen Ice and Metallic Hydrogen. I got to thinking, with the gravitics and materials technology of the Imperium why not use Solid Hydrogen or Metallic Hydrogen for Starships instead of LHyd. Fuel Tankage would be smaller and more room would be available for drives, cargo, weapons etc.

Here are a couple of links to what I'm talking about.

http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Metallic_20Hydrogen

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallic_hydrogen
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