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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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The tokamak is one of several types of magnetic confinement devices being developed to produce controlled thermonuclear fusion power.
Tenders are invited for "Technical re-equipment of the technological center facilities and information network of controlled thermonuclear fusion" of JSC "NIKIET"
President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985, with the aim of "utilizing controlled thermonuclear fusion for peaceful purposes ...
According to Hasan, these approaches include, Controlled thermonuclear fusion, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and the Short Lived Polluting Chemicals (SLPCs) that contribute to 40-45 per cent of the anthropogenic temperature rise, and especially the need to phase out Hydro-Flouro Carbons (HFCs).
Houtermans (1903-66) was the first to suggest that the source of stars' energy is thermonuclear fusion, and made a number of other important contributions to astrochemistry and geochemistry.
The influx of material might trigger thermonuclear fusion in the stars atmosphere that sends a shock wave through the star.
It is currently viewed as the most likely candidate to produce controlled thermonuclear fusion power in the near future.
ARPA-E anticipates that expertise including, but not limited to, the following Technical Areas may be useful in responding to the FOA: thermonuclear fusion, plasma physics, pulsed power, plasma guns, rail and coil guns, particle accelerators, laser accelerators, MEMS, plasma compression (e.g.
The authors match the calculated energy production of the suggested mechanism of thermonuclear fusion of the light atomic nuclei in the Hilbert core (the "inner sun") of the stars to the empirical mass-luminosity relation of observational astrophysics, to determine the density of the liquid stellar substance in the Hilbert core.
Plasma physics research is important because it might allow scientists to control thermonuclear fusion reactions for power generation.
These supernovae also result from thermonuclear fusion that starts deep within a white dwarf.
The centre of the cloud grows ever denser and hotter, until thermonuclear fusion begins and a star is born.