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- Plasma physicists recently reported key advances towards sustained thermonuclear fusion in the laboratory.
- Such a source can be used to drive thermonuclear fusion, to simulate the plasma that are found near the surface of neutron stars, or to produce jets similar to those in astrophysical phenomena.
- Deuterium plays a critical role in most thermonuclear fusion reactions.
- The issue they discussed was whether intense, short bursts of high powered heavy ion beams could ignite thermonuclear fuel confined by its own inertia so as to produce a net gain of energy.
- Most of it is hydrogen-dominated gas or plasma, simple in behavior though bearing the seeds of elemental diversity through thermonuclear reactions in stars.
- It represents a major step forward for the heavy-ion approach to inertial-confinement fusion, in which small pellets of thermonuclear fuel are compressed to the point of burning by beams of heavy ions.
- In the Sun, the process of thermonuclear fusion converts atoms of hydrogen into helium atoms, producing radiant energy.
- Since the thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen within stars gives you helium, some regions of the cosmos could easily accumulate more than their 8 percent share of helium, but, as expected, no one has ever found a galaxy with less.
- The physics community's confidence that the obstacles to controlled thermonuclear fusion can be overcome has led to the design of machines that will test physics issues for both routes to controlled fusion.
- Fast ignition offers a potentially simpler method to achieve thermonuclear fusion without some of the technical hurdles facing conventional inertial-confinement fusion.
- We freely describe the thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen in the centers of stars as burning.
- Thus fusion is a thermonuclear process: one that sustains itself purely by the heat it generates.
- Such events include thermonuclear reactions within the sun, interactions between cosmic rays and black-hole-creating star collapses.
- The line is crossed once it's massive enough to start thermonuclear reactions in the core.
- Over the Sun's lifetime, the thermonuclear reactions would, according to theory, gradually change the composition of the core of the Sun and alter the Sun's overall physical structure.
- From 1957 until his death in 1976, Heisenberg worked on problems in plasma physics and thermonuclear processes.
- Through a process known as ‘boosting,’ you get a thermonuclear reaction.
- Since those temperatures generally amount to a few million degrees, fusion reactions are also known as thermonuclear reactions.
- Mounted in the stern structure of the vessel's central core were four thermonuclear reactors that used water as the reaction mass required to produce the ion streams that propelled the ship.
- He said that the sun was essentially a gigantic thermonuclear reactor.
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