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fusion reactor

[′fyü·zhən rē ‚ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A proposed device in which controlled, self-sustaining nuclear fusion reactions would be carried out in order to produce useful power.
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The ITER reactor would generate about 1,000 megawatts of fusion power, most of which would be deposited in the blanket system.
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In 1996, Schmidt was named interim PPPL director, successfully leading PPPL through a transition from large fusion power producing experiments to smaller, less expensive plasma research facilities, including the National Spherical Torus Experiment.
Direct more fusion research on the engineering and operational challenges of a power plant, including how to maximize the value of the fusion power produced.
Compared to other forms of fusion power (magnetic and laser inertial confinement fusion), the equipment, materials and facilities necessary to develop acoustic fusion are very inexpensive and small.
The resulting data will help the Energy Department maintain the safety and reliability of the nation's nuclear stockpile without underground testing, while providing benefits in basic science, astrophysics and commercial fusion power production.
Mark Herrmann, Sandia National Laboratories, has been selected by Fusion Power Associates Board of Directors to receive its 2012 Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award.
The resulting data will help the Department of Energy maintain the safety and reliability of the nation's nuclear stockpile without underground testing while providing benefits in basic science, astrophysics and commercial fusion power production.
The Fusion Power Associates (FPA) Board of Directors has selected the recipients of its 2014 Distinguished Career, Leadership, and Excellence in Fusion Engineering Awards.
The operator can place the fusion power unit on the floor while using the cables and hand-held unit on a ladder with the pipe and fittings.
If we really want to avoid burning fossil fuels or conventional nuclear power stations, why are we not investing more in the research and development of fusion power which uses hydrogen found in one of our most abundant resources - water - without the waste associated with fission reactors?