Quantcast

Latest Nuclear fusion Stories

2011-11-11 14:17:46

News from the 53rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Tokamaks–a leading design concept for producing nuclear fusion energy–can, under certain rare fault conditions, produce beams of very energetic "runaway" electrons that have the potential to damage interior surfaces of the device. In the event of such a fault, a tokamak-based nuclear fusion power plant will have to employ protection systems to prevent any damage. Now, scientists at the DIII-D National...

2011-11-11 01:51:31

News from the 53rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics A fusion reactor operates best when the hot plasma inside it consists only of fusion fuel (hydrogen's heavy isotopes, deuterium and tritium), much as a car runs best with a clean engine. But fusion fuel reactions at the heart of magnetic fusion reactors also create leftovers–helium "ash." The buildup of this helium ash and other impurities can cool the hot plasma and reduce fusion power. Research at the MIT...

2011-10-04 07:00:00

Over the next six months, MG Direct Imports, the official live events company for Fusion Power Bandz LLC, is set to display Fusion's patent pending TourmaMix ionic power band technology in front of five million consumers. Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) October 04, 2011 Fusion Power Bandz USA has been building a solid reputation for customer service and advanced ionic technology for the past twelve months. "We are very excited about the tremendous growth that we have seen over the last year," says...

2011-04-26 14:52:46

Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory Plasma Physics Division demonstrate significant progress in the efficiency and cost effectiveness of light ions in the fast ignition of fusion targets. Light ions such as lithium or carbon are easier to produce technologically and the ion beam properties can be manipulated and tailored best to suit the necessary requirements for fast ignition. The fast ignition concept has been conceived as an alternative to other approaches for nuclear fusion...

2011-04-12 14:40:42

Key insight may help nuclear industry advance clean fusion power A new discovery about the dynamic impact of individual energetic particles into a solid surface improves our ability to predict surface stability or instability of materials under irradiation over time. The finding may lead to the design of improved structural materials for nuclear fission and fusion power plants, which must withstand constant irradiation over decades. It may also accelerate the advent of fusion power, which...

2011-01-10 14:01:47

Researchers at the University of Warwick's Centre for Fusion Space and Astrophysics and the UK Atomic Energy Authority's Culham Centre for Fusion Energy may have found a way to channel the flux and fury of a nuclear fusion plasma into a means to help sustain the electric current needed to contain that very same fusion plasma. The researchers used large scale computer simulations to confirm a longstanding prediction by US researchers that high energy alpha particles born in fusion reactions...

2010-11-12 12:40:28

More accurate simulations could lead to 'break-even' fusion in foreseeable future A new X-ray imaging capability has taken pictures of a critical instability at the heart of Sandia's huge Z accelerator. The effort may help remove a major impediment in the worldwide, multidecade, multibillion dollar effort to harness nuclear fusion to generate electrical power from sea water. "These are the first controlled measurements of the growth of magneto-Rayleigh-Taylor [MRT] instabilities" in fast...

2010-11-08 06:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional nuclear science and technology experts from around the world are gathered in Las Vegas to officially kick-off the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting "Nuclear Progress!" ANS Executive Director John (Jack) M. Tuohy, Jr., P.E., announced today. The conference is the premier event for the nuclear science and technology community and will focus on the latest developments in nuclear science and engineering. (Photo:...

2010-10-25 06:30:00

LA GRANGE PARK, Ill., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of the world's most prominent nuclear industry leaders will gather for the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting "Nuclear Progress!" in Las Vegas November 7-11, ANS Executive Director John (Jack) M. Tuohy, Jr., P.E., announced today. The conference is the premier event for the nuclear science and technology community and will focus on the latest developments in nuclear science and engineering. When asked about the...

b9b08621aca958f26e44d2d7506db8721
2010-07-28 09:20:30

Researchers have discovered mechanisms critical to interactions between hot plasma and surfaces facing the plasma inside a thermonuclear fusion reactor, part of work aimed at developing coatings capable of withstanding the grueling conditions inside the reactors. Fusion powers the stars and could lead to a limitless supply of clean energy. A fusion power plant would produce 10 times more energy than a conventional nuclear fission reactor, and because the deuterium fuel is contained in...


Latest Nuclear fusion Reference Libraries

4_ca2a430d92c0a654eab512344edfa0dd2
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...

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.