Nuclear Fusion

May 4th, 2016

Who am I?

Well, Hello my name is Ale' and I am a working scientist in my own lab. Being a scientist comes with many cool things. For instance, I have just unlocked the secret to using Nuclear Fusion as an energy source.

Comparing and Contrasting

A common error can be with nuclear fusion and fission, because they have similar names. Nuclear Fusion is the fusing of two or more lighter atoms into a larger one. Nuclear fission is the splitting of a large atom into two or more smaller ones. The difference is that one fuses smaller atoms into a larger one, and the other splitting a large atom into two or more smaller atoms. Fusion occurs in stars, such as the Sun. Nuclear Fusion requires extremely high energy to bring two or more protons close enough to the nuclear forces. As well as requiring high energy it requires high density, and high temperature. Both the fusion and fission release energy, but fusion releases three or 4 more than fission.

Safety Precautions

- Possibility of a fuel melt down

- Radioactive waste (while it is less than fission it is still a concern)

- Possible release of Tritium

Economic Impact

With this new discovery there will be some HUGE economic impacts such as:

- Much cheaper

- No energy limitations, and full access without an excess of greenhouse gases

- This will lead to cheaper cost of energy

- More people would be able to afford/access energy

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