It was possible the North was referring to the technology of boosting the yield of a nuclear device, possibly using fusion fuel
, Lewis said.
Because the source of nuclear fusion fuel
is abundant in nature, thermonuclear fusion, once proven, is expected to become a perpetual source of energy.
13 ( ANI ): Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have taken a step to bring fusion fuel
closer to reality.
The approach to achieving fusion "ignition" by compressing a small spherical capsule containing fusion fuel
to ultra-high density, using the high power laser of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), relies on a technique called "indirect drive".
There is enough fusion fuel
to power the planet for hundreds of millions of years.
Efficient--1kg of fusion fuel
produces the same amount of energy as 10,000,000 kg of fossil fuels
A section is dedicated to understanding the fusion fuel
cycle in which we look at the D-T fuel cycle, the D-D fuel cycle, the D3He fuel cycle and the p-11B fuel cycle.
The liner is intended to contain fusion fuel
like a can holds peanut butter, and push it together in nanoseconds like two semicylindrical shovels compacting snow together.
If this technology lives up to its promise, it could deliver 1,000,000 times more power from 1Kg of fusion fuel
than from 1Kg of fossil fuel.
One kilogram of fusion fuel
would produce the same amount of energy as 10,000,000kg of fossil fuel.
Thankfully, fusion fuel
cycles that do not involve neutron emissions exist, but they will likely involve different regimes of plasma physics than are currently being pursued.
Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a continuous extruder for fusion fuel
and are advancing state-of-the-art fuelling and plasma control for ITER.