Nuclear Fusion

By Jordan Larose

12-29-15

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab and I have finally found a way to harness the energy from nuclear fusion in a safe and efficient way

What is Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which atomic nuclei of low atomic number fuse to form a heavier nucleus with the release of energy. Nuclear fusion and nuclear fission are not the same thing. Nuclear fission is different because it is a nuclear reaction in which a heavy nucleus splits spontaneously or on impact with another particle, with the release of energy. Nuclear fission is easier to achieve but it leaves radioactive wage nuclear fusion is harder to achieve but is clean and much more powerful.

Safety Concerns and Precautions when using Nuclear Fusion

  • Possibility of a fuel meltdown
  • Radioactive waste (less then nuclear fission)
  • Posible release of tritium

Economic Impacts