as the plasma rifle clip, its based of the plasma pistol clip. so credits to Kikanaide
Heavy plasma rifle clip
The heavy plasma rifle clip is a relatively simple piece of technology. In both mechanical and electrical terms it is easy to produce and use. However, the chemistry contained within is more complicated. Each alien weapon fires an optimized type of ammunition, and so the clip relies on a highly balanced set of chemical and physical reactions.
Within the clip are two compartments that hold the reacting ingredients. The first tank holds a gel-like mixture containing highly fractured Xenium. It also includes iron and uranium, along with traces of several other elements. The other tank contains heavy water. It should be noted that both containers are kept highly isolated to prevent malfunction and the risk to user safety is low.
When the two ingredients are mixed, and a high-frequency pulsed EM stimulus applied, the Xenium reacts violently in a manner best described as an explosion. The energy released in the reaction is sufficient to cause fusion of the deuterium atoms in the heavy water; a chain reaction that releases even more energy and superheats the mixture. The result, contained by magnetic fields, is plasma – an ionic, electrically conductive gas. The resulting burst, directed by the weapon, is similar to ball of lighting, but deviates by actually being an extremely high heated form of mass.
This particular clip is designed to administer high amounts of ingredients to a large and accurate weapon with a high damage potential. From the studies of this clip, we conclude that the heavy plasma rifles design is not suited for close range combat. This is due to the relatively long time it takes for the plasma clip to administer the ingredients. In order to compensate this, the clip is manufactured large and therefore supply ingredients for a large number of discharges.
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Edited by Qonfused, 16 December 2004 - 12:11 PM.