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Nuclear Fusion
An overview of the history and development of the theory of nuclear fusion.
# 116736 | 1,980 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Oct 20, 2009 in Physics (Nuclear)

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Nuclear fusion is a type of nuclear reaction in which two atomic nuclei combine to form a heavier nucleus, releasing energy.This paper considers the theory of nuclear fusion and looks at the structure of atom and the great formula of Einstein. It then examines the physics of nuclear fusion processes and the production of energy. The paper concludes with an examination of the uses and benefits of nuclear fusion.

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Benefits of Nuclear Fusion

From the Paper:

"In an inertial confinement fusion reaction, energy is rapidly applied to the surface of the fusion capsule which causes the solid surface to vaporize or turn into a gas. Upon vaporization this material swiftly moves away from the remaining capsule material in a racket-like manner. This projection of gas away from the surface creates shock waves that move through the capsule, compressing and heating the interior hydrogen isotopes. As the materials fuse they give off energy that causes the other hydrogen nuclei to heat up and begin to expand. Enough energy is produced in thermonuclear fusion to suck the paint of 1 city block of houses and give all of the residents permanent orange Afros. The sun is an example of thermonuclear fusion in nature. Nuclear fusion is also what powers the rest of the stars in the solar system. "

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