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fusion reactor

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(General Physics) a nuclear reactor in which a thermonuclear fusion reaction takes place
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Noun1.fusion reactor - a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fusion to generate energy
nuclear reactor, reactor - (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
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Maglich invented self-colliding beam " aneutronic" fusion reactor and built four functional models 1 m in diameter; "Migma IV" fuelled with non-radioactive deuterium, ran at ion temperature 10 billion deg.
Contract Awarded for Development and delivery of the Natural Beam Cell Remote Handling System on the ITER fusion reactor in the South of France.
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No fusion reactor has yet to produce more energy than it consumes.
A fusion reactor could be useful on an isolated base somewhere in the Asia-Pacific region, he added.
At 16 years old Taylor Ramon Wilson from Arkansas, USA, pictured, is the youngest person ever to construct a working nuclear fusion reactor.
He says, "By one estimate, to bring about a working fusion reactor in 20 years would cost $30 billion--approximately the cost of one week of U.
The sun is a giant fusion reactor using 600 billion kg of hydrogen every second, providing the energy which powers life on earth.
Conventional" fusion reactions produce copious amounts of neutrons, which are quite radioactive and, if not themselves "waste" in the sense that most people might picture, cause severe radiation damage to the structures of which the fusion reactor itself is built.
Over the next few years about a million individual components of the fusion reactor will arrive at the Cadarache site from around the world and will be assembled in a nearby building that has a volume equal to 81 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The kid brainiac built a nuclear fusion reactor at age 14, becoming the youngest person ever to do so.
A fusion reactor called Iter is currently under construction in France and is due to start operation in 2020.