Secret Lab Experiment

To find out the secret, keep reading!


My name is Kelsey Humphries and I am a scientist and my partner Connor also helped, but we found out in our experiment in our lab, how to use Nuclear Fusion as an energy source!! this is HUGE.

This is how it works...

The fusion reaction that is easiest to accomplish is the reaction between two hydrogen isotopes: deuterium, extracted from water and tritium, produced during the fusion reaction through contact with lithium. When deuterium and tritium nuclei fuse, they form a helium nucleus, a neutron and a lot of energy.

The difference between fusion and fission. In fission, an atom is split into two or more smaller atoms. In fusion, is when they fuse together to create a bigger and stronger atom.

Here are some pictures

Here are some pros and cons of the energy! also.. some future plans.

Pros and Cons

Pros- clean energy, limitless fuel, no nuclear waste, very low fuel cost.

Cons- difficult to contain, plants expensive to build.

Unfortunately, we will not see full production of using nuclear fusion until around 2050.

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