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thermonuclear

involving nuclear fusion

thermonuclear

[¦thər·mō′nü·klē·ər]
(nucleonics)
Referring to any process in which a very high temperature is used to bring about the fusion of light nuclei, with the accompanying liberation of energy.
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For a better understanding of this special material from the field of high-temperature plasma physics, let us point out that, according to the Lawson criterion at a temperature [T.sub.p] a mixture of deuterium D and tritium T in the TNR core equal to 10 keV (approximately 116 x [10.sup.6] [4]), for flow in it (in this zone) of the CTS we need to obtain in TNR a product of the number np of particles of the indicated thermonuclear fuel of 1 [cm.sup.3] by the time [t.sub.p] of their retention (in seconds), numerically equal to at least [10.sup.14] [cm.sup.-3]-s.
The apparently successful test came hours after leader Kim Jong-un appeared on state-run television with what appeared to be a prototype of a new North Korean thermonuclear bomb, in a remarkable display of his confidence in the capabilities of his country's weapons engineers.
The AEOI spokesman also said that the joint project has been launched ten years ago and by 2030 Iran will have its first thermonuclear experimental reactor while by 2040 the Islamic Republic is going to operate its first reactor of this type.
The problem with controlling thermonuclear nuclear weapons may not be just hers, but ours: that no rational analysis can correct a profoundly irrational reality.
Speaking of litigation, Apple's late CEO, Steve Jobs, claimed that he would go to "thermonuclear" war against Android as he believed Google had stolen Apple's ideas.
of Nevada) explores ways small thermonuclear explosives could be ignited besides the standard critical mass approach, which is only possible in massive operations.
Other issues to be raised during the three-way talks include the outstanding commitments (RAL), a proposal for a revision of the current multiannual financial framework (MFF) to address additional financing needs of the ITER project (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor); and outstanding issues related to the 2011 budget.
Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) report AEC Policy and Action Paper on Controlled Thermonuclear Research (TID-23277, June 1966) has been posted in the FIRE web site library.
Fusion reaction results in a thermonuclear explosion, such as one generated by a hydrogen bomb, which is far more powerful than a fission atomic device.
The issue of nuclear tests, considered of great strategic importance, is mired in controversy, particularly the performance of the thermonuclear (TN) device.
Santhanam, the erstwhile field director of the tests, that all the Pokhran II tests, including the thermonuclear one, were successful.
The eye-watering "thermonuclear" Dorset Naga is twice as ferocious as the previous hottest on record.