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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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There are several ways to create a magnetic field, which is crucial to keeping a fusion reactor going).
Unlike nuclear fission reactors, fusion reactors are much safer, he noted.
A Skunk Works fusion reactor of this size provides enough electricity to power a small city of fifty thousand people.
If the project demonstrates that it is possible to construct commercially-viable fusion reactors then it may become the experiment that saved the world in a century threatened by climate change and an expected three-fold increase in global energy demand.
8 billion to build a fusion reactor in southern France.
Iran has launched a programme aimed at developing a nuclear fusion reactor - an ambition long-cherished by Western nations.
Summary: TEHRAN, July 24, 2010, SPA -- Iran said on Saturday it planned to build an experimental nuclear fusion reactor, state television reported, at a time when the West is demanding that Tehran suspend sensitive nuclear work, according to Reuters.
In 2006, more than 30 countries signed a deal to build the ITER nuclear fusion reactor, which is currently under construction in Cadarache, southern France.
It is also part of an international team which has won a contract to build an experimental nuclear fusion reactor in France.
Like the four that preceded it since 1983, the gathering served as a forum to exchange ideas and techniques for extracting mechanical property information from relatively small volume specimens, a concern driven by the limited volumes of material afforded in irradiation experiments for developing fusion reactor materials, and to desire for more information from specimens in existing light water power reactor surveillance programs.
The Earth is warmed naturally by its own nuclear fission reactors within and also by the sun, that big nuclear fusion reactor.