Nuclear Fusion, the ultimate energy source

F. Felici

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Abundant and widely available fuel, no risk of meltdown and little radioactivity: nuclear fusion, the energy source of the stars, has been hailed for decades as *the* solution to the world’s energy needs. Unfortunately, after 50 years of research, we are still decades from building our first commercial fusion power plant. Still, progress is being made: the experimental ITER reactor, under construction in France, should generate fusion energy in the 2020s and the NIF facility, in California, is inches away from igniting a capsule of fusion fuel. But enormous challenges remain, as one would expect when trying to confine a plasma (hot gas) with temperatures above 150million degrees. We will learn about these challenges, hear about the fascinating history of the worldwide research efforts and get a glimpse of what remains to be done before the energy of the stars will become available in a power outlet near you.
Originele taal-2Engels
StatusGepubliceerd - 2013
Evenementconference; Nerd Nite XII; 2013-05-03; 2013-05-03 -
Duur: 3 mei 20133 mei 2013

Congres

Congresconference; Nerd Nite XII; 2013-05-03; 2013-05-03
Periode3/05/133/05/13
AnderNerd Nite XII

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energy sources
nuclear fusion
fusion
stars
high temperature gases
capsules
power plants
outlets
radioactivity
France
energy
reactors
histories
temperature

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Felici, F. (2013). Nuclear Fusion, the ultimate energy source. conference; Nerd Nite XII; 2013-05-03; 2013-05-03, .
Felici, F. / Nuclear Fusion, the ultimate energy source. conference; Nerd Nite XII; 2013-05-03; 2013-05-03, .
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