fusion fuel

fusion fuel

[′fyü·zhən ‚fyül]
(nucleonics)
A substance which may generate energy in a fusion reaction, such as deuterium, deuterium and tritium, or deuterium and helium-3.
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The best-known fusion fuel, the heavy hydrogen isotope deuterium, can be extracted from seawater.
It was possible the North was referring to the technology of boosting the yield of a nuclear device, possibly using fusion fuel, Lewis said.
Thus, UNIT induces fusion in its chamber, which contains a capsule filled with fusion fuel, by ICF.
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".
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.
By studying the physics of inertial confinement fusion and the response of weapon materials placed near a fusion fuel capsule, the caretakers of the bombs and missiles can better understand the aging process.