fusion reactor


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a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fusion to generate energy

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Nuclear fusion reactors may offer troops plentiful energy on demand in a safer and less expensive way, he said.
If the project demonstrates that it is possible to construct commercially-viable fusion reactors then it may become the experiment that saved the world in a century threatened by climate change and an expected three-fold increase in global energy demand.
In the words of Professor Chris Llewellyn Smith, director of energy research at Oxford University, "with enough money we could probably build a fusion reactor now but it would not be economical.
In that sense a fusion reactor would work in a similar way to fission reactors).
Nuclear fusion -- which does not produce waste -- is also possible, but scientists are far from developing a working fusion reactor.
The Islamic Republic announced last Wednesday that it has set aside $8 million to begin work on a nuclear fusion reactor, an engineering challenge that no country has been able to solve.
The big institutions then run with the technology, bringing it ever closer to a real-working fusion reactor prototype.
Summary: TEHRAN, July 24, 2010, SPA -- Iran said on Saturday it planned to build an experimental nuclear fusion reactor, state television reported, at a time when the West is demanding that Tehran suspend sensitive nuclear work, according to Reuters.
Meanwhile, Iran announced ambitious new aims for its nuclear work on Wednesday, saying it will conduct studies for the construction of an experimental nuclear fusion reactor, an engineering challenge that no nation has yet overcome.
In 2006, more than 30 countries signed a deal to build the ITER nuclear fusion reactor, which is currently under construction in Cadarache, southern France.
It is also part of an international team which has won a contract to build an experimental nuclear fusion reactor in France.
The Earth is warmed naturally by its own nuclear fission reactors within and also by the sun, that big nuclear fusion reactor.
DESPITE widespread initial scepticism about its viability, the ITER project to build the world's first commercial nuclear fusion reactor is now under way.
The team supports researchers at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire on their work with JET - currently the world's largest nuclear fusion reactor.