controlled thermonuclear reactor


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controlled thermonuclear reactor

[kən¦trōld ¦thər·mō′nü·klē·ər rē′ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
The heart of a fusion spacecraft propulsion system, based on the thermonuclear reaction of deuterium with a helium-3 isotope to produce helium-4 and protons. Abbreviated CTR.
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