thermonuclear energy

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thermonuclear energy:

see nuclear energynuclear energy,
the energy stored in the nucleus of an atom and released through fission, fusion, or radioactivity. In these processes a small amount of mass is converted to energy according to the relationship E = mc2, where E is energy, m
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The release of thermonuclear energy by inertial confinement; ways towards ignition.
The European Commission claims to have found 100m euro of extra funding for ITER (international thermonuclear energy reactor).
On November 1, House Science Committee chairman Sherwood Boehlert and ranking minority member Ralph Hall wrote to Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham "to urge you to begin sending a representative to the international discussions regarding the International Thermonuclear Energy Reactor (ITER), which, as you know, is a major fusion research initiative.