Nuclear fusion discoveries, information and much more
Today, December 12, 2015, I, Jennifer Aldereguia, will be sharing with you all my discoveries of nuclear fusion. The UK's Rutherford Appleton Lab and the US's National Ignition Facility came up with an experiment. This experiment required firing five hundred lasers on tiny pellets of hydrogen to compress the atoms. The energy, in the form of heat, can be captured and used. Though the experiment came down in failure to be a fusion reactor, there are still other companies who are racing to find a source conducting nuclear fusion.
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How Nuclear Fusion works
Unlike nuclear fission that splits on atom into two atoms to get energy, nuclear fusion is when two atoms combine to form one to produce energy. In nuclear fusion, hydrogen atoms or fusion reactors, come together to form helium atoms, neutrons and a lot of energy. This is the same reaction that powers the sun.
Nuclear fusion can be useful to us in the future, but many fear the worst. Many are against this process due to the idea that radioactivity can become a danger to us. Even though this can be a possibility, people still know that mishandling or the neglect of treatment for radioactivity can cause serious trouble.
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Nuclear Fusion in the future
Nuclear fusion looks to be the holy grail of the future. Not only is the process a way to gain clean energy, but it will leave us with unlimited access to energy. The fuel cost will be very low. With this, the economy would be able to rise. Fossil fuels would be much more expensive to obtain since they are non-renewable and not the only source of energy. The burning of coal would decrease along with the air pollution. Daily energy will be at its highest. The future of technology would increase and it would be a win for science. New ideas and inventions would spark!
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