By Emile Taylor
Scientist who discovered nuclear fusion as energy:
Scientist have recently discovered how to use nuclear fusion as an energy source. Emilie Taylor and her lab partners discovered this on Friday in her lab at The Energy Resource Center in Fayetteville, NC.
What is Nuclear Fusion?
Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei come very close and then collide at a very high speed and join to form a new nucleus. The mass of this new nucleus is slightly less than the sum of its constituents, by an amount known as the "binding energy".
How did they do it?
Scientist have tried for years to convert Nuclear Fusion to energy. Emilie and her lab partners have discovered exactly what temperature to heat the atoms to to make them into energy. This form of nuclear energy would be cheap, clean, and sustainable. It creates a better way to use nuclear energy.