Latest Nuclear fusion Stories

Getting Close To Igniting A Self-sustained Fusion Reaction
2013-09-25 09:08:02

American Institute of Physics The dream of igniting a self-sustained fusion reaction with high yields of energy, a feat likened to creating a miniature star on Earth, is getting closer to becoming reality, according the authors of a new review article in the journal Physics of Plasmas. Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) engaged in a collaborative project led by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, report that while there is at least one...

Quantum Tunneling Is The Secret To Alcohol Reactions In Space
2013-06-30 12:56:40

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Understanding chemical reactions in space is incredibly difficult. First of all, the extremely cold temperatures would all but preclude most chemicals mixing, as there is simply insufficient energy to ignite the reactions. Yet, observational data suggests that complex compounds are being created in this inhospitable environment. Now, however, a new study reveals that a quantum effect known to be the key in stellar physics may...

Understanding Turbulence In Plasmas Leads To Potential Fusion Power Breakthrough
2013-04-29 19:13:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers wrote in the journal Physics of Plasmas about experiments that helped reveal details of a cooling process that could potentially bring practical fusion closer. Fusion is the reaction that powers the sun, and a team at MIT´s Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) says they have taken steps that could potentially help develop fusion power. One reason self-sustaining fusion reactions are a difficult accomplishment...

To Mars In A Month With The Help Of Nuclear Fusion
2013-04-09 19:22:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are many who would like to one day go to Mars. This list of willing candidates likely dries up when asked to dedicate a total of four years to the trip. The Inspiration Mars Foundation, on the other hand, believes they can shoot a couple around the Red Planet and back again in just over 500 days. Now, researchers at the University of Washington aim to make the trip in even less time — somewhere around 30 days, to...

NRL Nike Laser Focuses On Nuclear Fusion
2013-03-20 15:20:24

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have successfully demonstrated pulse tailoring, producing a time varying focal spot size known as 'focal zooming' on the world's largest operating krypton fluoride (KrF) gas laser. The Nike laser is a two to three kilojoule (kJ) KrF system that incorporates beam smoothing by induced spatial incoherence (ISI) to achieve one percent non-uniformity in single beams and 0.16 percent non-uniformity for 44...

2013-02-20 15:40:32

Potential benefits of inertial fusion energy justify continued R&D; nationally coordinated program should wait until ignition is achieved The potential benefits of successful development of an inertial confinement fusion-based energy technology justify investment in fusion energy research and development as part of the long-term U.S. energy R&D portfolio, says a new report from the National Research Council. Although ignition of the fusion fuel has not yet been achieved, scientific...

2012-12-20 05:00:31

Fusion IONZ releases new Fusion IONZ Sport and redesigned Black Elite. Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) December 19, 2012 Fusion Ionz (Formerly Fusion Power Bandz LLC), an international company specializing in negative ion emitting bracelets, has announced the launch of their new bracelet line, Fusion Ionz Sport. "The positive reception has been overwhelming. We took great care to improve the design and it looks like we have hit the mark" said Matt Ryncarz Fusion Ionz Founder and CEO. The brand...

Graphite Experiment Leads To Unexpected Results
2012-11-29 06:26:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of Warwick and Oxford University have come up with unexpected results in an experiment with strongly heated graphite, posing a new problem for physicists working in laser-driven nuclear fusion. The research may lead astrophysicists to revise the understanding of the life cycle of giant planets and stars. The team was attempting to gain a better understanding about how energy is shared between the...

Mug Handles May Help Hot Plasma Give Cheaper, Controllable Fusion Energy
2012-10-12 09:28:09

Researchers around the world are working on an efficient, reliable way to contain the plasma used in fusion reactors, potentially bringing down the cost of this promising but technically elusive energy source. A new finding from the University of Washington could help contain and stabilize the plasma using as little as 1 percent of the energy required by current methods. “All of a sudden the current energy goes from being almost too much to almost negligible,” said lead author...

Latest Nuclear fusion Reference Libraries

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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