fusion reactor


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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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Unlike nuclear fission reactors, fusion reactors are much safer, he noted.
A theory of nuclear reactions that was long abandoned may not only be right, but may mean that certain kinds of fusion reactors would be more efficient than people hoped.
8 billion to build a fusion reactor in southern France.
Timothy Ziemba, president of the company, said his small research-and-development company will use the funds to continue its work toward helping develop fusion reactors that one day will deliver clean and cheap electricity to the grid.
To meet the immense expense involved, the US, the European Union, China, India, Russia, Japan and South Korea have teamed up to build an experimental fusion reactor in southern France.
As a result, a consortium of 14 research teams from across Europe has been formed to create a computer simulation of the international ITER fusion reactor, to assess and test virtually the technology required to operate it safely.
In addition, an experimental fusion reactor, with international financial backing, is about to be built in France, not in 50 or 100 years, but right now.
By calling a series of works Fusion, which in form one can recognise as cooling towers of a fusion reactor, she clearly pushes one to think.
Thiago Olson, 17, spent more than 1,000 hours and two years getting the fusion reactor to work.
8 billion pact Tuesday for a nuclear fusion reactor that could "revolutionize global energy use for future generations.
THE assertion that "a working fusion reactor is 20-50 years away" should be challenged.