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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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Within a fusion reactor, the core reactions require high temperatures, which dissipate rapidly in the outer regions of the fusion chamber, closer to its inner walls.
The firm will use the funds to extend this time further and at even higher temperatures, and believes that it could have the world's first commercial fusion reactor by 2027.
The team set a new world record for plasma pressure in an Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor.
The MIT team at the Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor set a new world record for plasma pressure at 2.
Those systems have been fiendishly hard to perfect: the director of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project, which is already years behind schedule, said in April that the fusion reactor would not be switched on until 2025 and would not produce power until at least 2035, requiring overruns of more than $5 billion on top of the $17 billion or so that has already been poured in.
However, there are other fusion reactor designs which are interesting as well.
The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), a large international nuclear fusion science and engineering project under construction in Europe, is the world's largest experimental tokamak nuclear fusion reactor.
At the core of the proposed hybrid plant is a fusion reactor which is powered by electric currents as strong as 60 trillion amps.
World Record efficiency achieved; this breakthrough is predicted to solve nuclear fusion reactor technological issues
OCTOBER 15--Lockheed Martin Corp announces a plan to develop a compact fusion reactor prototype within 5 years and a production version in 10.
Lockheed Martin is developing a compact fusion reactor that the company said could be used in aircraft as soon as 2024.
A fusion reactor could be useful on an isolated base somewhere in the Asia-Pacific region, he added.