Current thought on nuclear energy follows two direction. Fission is the process where the atom is split to give up energy and is the method used in nuclear power plants and atomic bombs. Fusion reaction, the process of combining atoms to get energy, is still in the experimental stage. The major drawbacks of these two processes is that they are less than 50 percent efficient and leave radioactive waste after the reaction.
Carroll\'s method is a third type of nuclear energy process: it is called nulcear disruption. Carroll says it will be 100 percent efficient and leave no radioactive waste. \"What\'s more,\" he says, \"the process would not use heavy elements like uranium. The process would ideally use hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe.\" - Inside cover
The present volume is a compilation of a series of separate articles developed by the author over a period of years... The articles resulted from the author\'s attempts to teach himself something about the field of physics... For those who are interested only in the \"Bottom Line,\" the analysis in Chapter 3 shows that the present estimate of the energy of the universe is short by a factor of ten to the eighty second power. In Chapter 4 there is suggested a means by which this energy can be made available for human use. The process depends upon the patent number 3664143 in the name of the author. - Introduction