A New Beginning
Module Sixteen Honors Assignment
A New Source of Energy
Nuclear Fusion and Nuclear Fission
Nuclear Fission is the nuclear reaction where one large nucleus splits into multiple smaller nuclei. This also results in the release of energy, but it's definitely not as much as Nuclear Fusion. Electricity Generators is an object that Nuclear Fusion can contribute it's energy to.
First of all me and my partner did multiple stages of research, using the scientific method, and experiments. We had to conduct virtual experiments of the sun to find out some of the variables needed in order for the sun to create it's energy, so we could use that to find a way to use Nuclear Fusion here on Earth. We knew that it was going to be difficult trying to raise temperatures to more than 100 million Kelvin, so we conducted studies where we would see which materials would be best to withstand the high temperatures needed for Nuclear Fusion. We created an alloy that we call Prohites 34 that is able to stay in a solid state even when temperatures are as high as 100 million Kelvin. Once we were able to reach that temperature we could combine the nuclei of deuterium and tritium easily, within a couple of days. It was amazing to see that once we were able to finally create a good generator for Nuclear Fusion how everything came together so well.
Upside to this New Source
Nuclear Fusion is a very resourceful new source of energy, it is a clean energy source, or it doesn't emit any greenhouse gases. It is more predictable, or easier to control than Nuclear Fission. The fuel, which is deuterium, also doesn't cost that much, and there is a large (almost limitless) supply of it. There is little to no chance that a Nuclear Fusion Reactor will be prone to malfunction or meltdowns. Another upside is that this new energy source could produce about 1.45 times 10 to the forty first power Joules. That can give power to about 4500 homes.
This energy source would gives us so much energy that we would no longer have to limit the amount of energy we use, though it would be nice to use only the amount of energy that you need.