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Incomplete chronological summary of significant events in the study and use of nuclear fusion. Wikipedia

  • Proposed means of generating power by use of a combination of nuclear fusion and fission processes. To use high-energy fast neutrons from a fusion reactor to trigger fission in nonfissile fuels like U-238 or Th-232. Wikipedia

  • Fusion Industry Association

    US-registered non-profit trade association for the nuclear fusion industry. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. Wikipedia

  • Field-reversed configuration

    Type of plasma device studied as a means of producing nuclear fusion. It confines a plasma on closed magnetic field lines without a central penetration. Wikipedia

  • Nuclear reactor

    Atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a fission nuclear chain reaction or nuclear fusion reactions. Nuclear reactors are used at nuclear power plants for electricity generation and in nuclear marine propulsion. Wikipedia

  • Point at which a nuclear fusion reaction becomes self-sustaining. This occurs when the energy being given off by the fusion reactions heats the fuel mass more rapidly than various loss mechanisms cool it. Wikipedia

  • History of nuclear weapons

    Nuclear weapons possess enormous destructive power from nuclear fission or combined fission and fusion reactions. Called the Manhattan Project, to build a fission weapon, also known as an atomic bomb. Wikipedia

  • Theoretical engineering design study aimed at designing a credible, mainly nuclear fusion-based, unmanned interstellar space probe. Initiative of members of the British Interplanetary Society and the Tau Zero Foundation started in 2009. Wikipedia

  • French physicist, working in nuclear fusion. Paul-Henri Rebut started his research on nuclear fusion with the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (CEA) in 1958 after having studied physics at the École polytechnique, Paris and the Ecole des Poudres. Wikipedia

  • Casaba-Howitzer

    1960s-era study into the use of nuclear weapons as the drivers for intense beams of plasma for use in space warfare. The basic concept grew out of work on the Project Orion spaceship concept, which studied nuclear shaped charges. Wikipedia

  • Cold fusion

    Hypothesized type of nuclear reaction that would occur at, or near, room temperature. Known to take place naturally within stars and artificially in hydrogen bombs and prototype fusion reactors under immense pressure and at temperatures of millions of degrees, and be distinguished from muon-catalyzed fusion. Wikipedia

  • Process allowing nuclear fusion to take place at temperatures significantly lower than the temperatures required for thermonuclear fusion, even at room temperature or lower. One of the few known ways of catalyzing nuclear fusion reactions. Wikipedia

  • Organization that unites, coordinates and sponsors European educational efforts in the field of nuclear fusion in order to increase, enhance, and broaden fusion training and education activities in Europe. The FuseNet project exists of the establishment of a European Fusion Education Network (FuseNet) for education in fusion science and technology. Wikipedia

  • Pyroelectric fusion refers to the technique of using pyroelectric crystals to generate high strength electrostatic fields to accelerate deuterium ions (tritium might also be used someday) into a metal hydride target also containing deuterium (or tritium) with sufficient kinetic energy to cause these ions to undergo nuclear fusion. Reported in April 2005 by a team at UCLA. Wikipedia

  • Inertial confinement fusion

    Type of fusion energy research that attempts to initiate nuclear fusion reactions by heating and compressing a fuel target, typically in the form of a pellet that most often contains a mixture of deuterium and tritium. Typical fuel pellets are about the size of a pinhead and contain around 10 milligrams of fuel. Wikipedia

  • Nuclear power

    Use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant. Nuclear power can be obtained from nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion reactions. Wikipedia

  • Interactive map using Mapbox API and declassified nuclear weapons effects data, created by Alex Wellerstein, a historian of science at the Stevens Institute of Technology who studies the history of nuclear weapons. Created in February 2012, with major upgrades in July 2013, which enables users to model the explosion of nuclear weapons on virtually any terrain and at virtually any altitude of their choice. Wikipedia

  • 2020 in science

    A number of significant scientific events occurred in 2020. 2020 in der Wissenschaft und Technik Wikipedia

  • Hypothetical hydrogen bomb design that does not need a fission "primary" explosive to ignite the fusion of deuterium and tritium, two heavy isotopes of hydrogen used in fission-fusion thermonuclear weapons. Such a weapon would require no fissile material and would therefore be much easier to develop in secret than existing weapons. Wikipedia

  • Nuclear physics

    Field of physics that studies atomic nuclei and their constituents and interactions. Other forms of nuclear matter are also studied. Wikipedia

  • Probability factor for two nuclear particles' chance of overcoming the Coulomb barrier in order to undergo nuclear reactions, for example in nuclear fusion. Almost no possibility for protons to fuse by crossing each other's Coulomb barrier at temperatures commonly observed to cause fusion, such as those found in the sun. Wikipedia

  • Nuclear weapon

    Explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb). Both bomb types release large quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter. Wikipedia

  • Research unit of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, and a leading Portuguese institution in physics research. IPFN has the status of Associate Laboratory in the thematic areas of controlled nuclear fusion, plasma technologies and intense lasers, granted by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Wikipedia

  • American physicist who worked primarily in nuclear fusion energy research. The recipient of the Schreiber-Spence Achievement Award for STAIF-2004. Wikipedia

  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    United States Department of Energy national laboratory for plasma physics and nuclear fusion science. Research into and development of fusion as an energy source. Wikipedia

  • Nuclear engineering

    Branch of engineering concerned with the application of breaking down atomic nuclei or of combining atomic nuclei (fusion), or with the application of other sub-atomic processes based on the principles of nuclear physics. In the sub-field of nuclear fission, it particularly includes the design, interaction, and maintenance of systems and components like nuclear reactors, nuclear power plants, or nuclear weapons. Wikipedia

  • Nuclear pulse propulsion

    Hypothetical method of spacecraft propulsion that uses nuclear explosions for thrust. First developed as Project Orion by DARPA, after a suggestion by Stanislaw Ulam in 1947. Wikipedia

  • Variation of nuclear pulse propulsion based upon the injection of antimatter into a mass of nuclear fuel which normally would not be useful in propulsion. Misnomer to refer to them as a catalyst. Wikipedia

  • T-15 (reactor)

    Russian (previously Soviet) nuclear fusion research reactor located at the Kurchatov Institute, which is based on the (Soviet-invented) tokamak design. The first industrial prototype fusion reactor to use superconducting magnets to control the plasma. Wikipedia

  • Alpha process

    One of two classes of nuclear fusion reactions by which stars convert helium into heavier elements, the other being the triple-alpha process. The triple-alpha process consumes only helium, and produces carbon. Wikipedia

  • Nuclear fission

    Nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into two or more smaller, lighter nuclei. The fission process often produces gamma photons, and releases a very large amount of energy even by the energetic standards of radioactive decay. Wikipedia


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