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nuclear fusion

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(Nuclear Physics) a reaction in which two nuclei combine to form a nucleus with the release of energy. Sometimes shortened to: fusion Compare nuclear fission See also thermonuclear reaction
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Noun1.nuclear fusion - a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
cold fusion - nuclear fusion at or near room temperatures; claims to have discovered it are generally considered to have been mistaken
nuclear reaction - (physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei
thermonuclear reaction - a nuclear fusion reaction taking place at very high temperatures (as in the sun)
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Called nuclear fusion, it is the process which powers the sun and all other stars in the universe.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Director General of France's International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Bernard Bigot voiced ITER's full endorsement for Iran's membership in the nuclear fusion project, and said both sides will benefit from the outcome of the project.
Metal, rather than carbon, is better suited as material for the inside wall of tokamaks the experimental machines designed to harness fusion energy according to the paper that won the IAEAs 2016 Nuclear Fusion Journal Prize this week.
UKPRwire, Mon Aug 01 2016] Due to the report of Thomson Reuters, leading organizations in the field of nuclear fusion and fission are mostly located in Asia (15 of 20).
Iran is hoping to join an international project in southern France that is trying to generate electricity by nuclear fusion, a clean, safe and virtually limitless form of nuclear power.
SCIENTISTS in Germany have started an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power.
Scientists in northeast Germany have flipped the switch on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power.
Nuclear fusion is one possible solution to our problem.
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.
Advances in high-temperature superconductors could lead to the construction of nuclear fusion reactors that create conditions many times hotter than the sun.
World Record efficiency achieved; this breakthrough is predicted to solve nuclear fusion reactor technological issues
Toroidal field coils are used to produce strong magnetic fields that confine the high-temperature plasma necessary for nuclear fusion to occur.

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