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If a steady stream of mini-stars can be created, then a power station could be constructed.

2009-02-16

 energy nuclear fusion Iter clean star hydrogen helium tritium deuterium
The US has finished constructing a huge physics experiment aimed at recreating conditions at the heart of our Sun. The US National Ignition Facility is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of nuclear fusion, a process that could offer abundant clean energy. The lab will kick-start the reaction by focusing 192 giant laser beams on a tiny pellet of hydrogen fuel. To work, it must show that more energy can be extracted from the process...

2009-03-31

 physics laser nuclear fusion energy
"Finally: the probability of head-on collisions is extremely low - perhaps 1 in a thousand million or less. This means that most 2H nuclei will cross the target, slowly losing energy via inelastic collisions with the electron clouds. The vast majority will never experience a head-on collision at energies above 0.3 MeV (no matter what energy they havce initially!!!). So only the extremely tiny fraction that does can lead to fusion, of which...

2006-02-13

 energy nuclear fusion physics
As fossil fuels run dry and increasingly desperate attempts are made to control carbon emissions, the seductive promise of fusion energy has attracted billions of pounds of international funding.

2010-03-05

 nuclear fusion energy
Iran has launched a programme aimed at developing a nuclear fusion reactor - an ambition long-cherished by Western nations.

2010-07-24

 nuclear fusion Iran
A plan to rescue European financing of the Iter nuclear fusion reactor project has been rejected at the final hurdle.

2010-12-16

 nuclear fusion Iter fusion energy physics finance
This blog will document my attempt to build a working open source Bussard fusion reactor (also know as the Polywell).
 nuclear fusion DIY energy physics