nuclear fusion

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a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy

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Understanding the physics of this region, the so-called plasma edge, is crucial for protecting the inner walls of the reactor and for controlling the core fusion reaction itself.
Fusion reactions have proven extremely difficult to attain and, as yet, impossible to maintain.
It is found by the observation with a scanning electron microscope (SEM) that the thin silver layer is formed on the activated surface, where the spherical shape of silver nanoparticles disappears due to the fusion reaction between the nanoparticles.
It doesn't produce more energy than it consumes in the fusion reaction (SN: 3/8/14, p.
In UNIT, nuclear fusion reaction is carried out at the main chamber and fission reaction at the sub-chamber.
The ongoing challenge has been to create a device where the amount of energy released by the fusion reaction is greater than the amount of energy that went into creating the fuel pellet.
One of the areas of plasma research is to use its magnetic field to create the environment needed for a fusion reaction to take place.
The magnetic field causes metal rings around the plasma to implode and converge to create a shell that ignites the fusion reaction,
At a Press conference on March 23, 1989, the two men announced they had sustained a controlled nuclear fusion reaction in a glass jar that generated four times more energy than they put in.
As long as lasers have existed, scientists have envisioned harnessing their power to create a fusion reaction that could someday produce an almost limitless stream of carbon-free energy.
If such two mu-hydrogen isotopes are present in a molecule, a slight head on vibrational collision between them can trigger the fusion reaction.
But it faces criticism such as: the technologies needed for the ITER project are extremely challenging, especially the technology to sustain plasma; the money should be used to develop renewable energy; high-energy neutrons produced by the fusion reaction will damage the reactor and make it radioactive.
Despite small-scale success in laboratories, no-one has yet developed an effective way of channelling energy from a fusion reaction.
nuclear fusion reaction, which results in a thermonuclear explosion, such as
Monday's announcement came just days after reports from North Korean state media that the country's scientists had succeeded in carrying out a nuclear fusion reaction, and thereby made a "breakthrough" in the possible creation of new energy sources.