Nuclear Fusion Press Release
By: Skylar Cole
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How Nuclear Fusion Produces Energy:
Safety Concerns and Precautions When Using Nuclear Fusion
Economic Impact Of Our Discovery
Energy Rates: We could produce so much energy by nuclear fusion like the Sun uses. Many parts of the world are starting to discover the uses of nuclear energy. In the Sun, massive gravitational forces create the right conditions for fusion, but on Earth they are much harder to achieve. Fusion fuel – different isotopes of hydrogen – must be heated to extreme temperatures of the order of 100 million degrees Celsius, and must be kept dense enough, and confined for long enough, to allow the nuclei to fuse.
Conventional Energy Markets: Technologically, research has focused on creating passively safe plants with longer lifespans, higher thermal efficiency, smaller waste streams, and lower maintenance costs than incumbents. Increasingly, research has focused on developing generation IV reactions, including small modular reactors (SMRs) and ‘breeder’ reactors such as the sodium-cooled fast reactor. And researchers continue to search for viable ways to produce power through nuclear fusion rather than the fission process exploited by most current and proposed reactors.
Future Prospects For A World Without Current Energy Limitations: The prospects for new nuclear power sources are intriguing but uncertain. Though nuclear technology has advanced significantly, political appetites for nuclear have wavered and costs have remained high. There are many ways however, for us to advance as a nation but first we must figure out how cost-effective these plans may be.