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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 future of the worlds largest nuclear fusion research facility in Oxfordshire has been secured with new funding from the European Commission.
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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.
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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.
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