Emerging Sources of Energy

What is fusion and how might it be used as an energy source?

We looked at fusion in “Nuclear Chemistry.” To recap, fusion involves the combination of two nuclei to form a single nucleus. For lightweight nuclei, this process typically involves the release of energy. Unfortunately, it’s currently very difficult to make fusion happen under practical conditions; nuclei typically have to be accelerated to very, very high speeds to make fusion take place.


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