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Fusion

  1. 1. Fusion Energy
  2. 2. What is Fusion energy? • Fusion is the combination of two atomic nuclei to release a massive amount of energy. • Fusion energy is traditionally done by the combination of Deuterium and tritium, two isotopes of hydrogen.
  3. 3. Theoretical Fusion reactor
  4. 4. Negatives of Fusion Power • Fusion Energy has been attempted since the 1950’s with no success so far. • Total cost to the U.S. government alone has been 20 billion dollars on research. • Like any nuclear energy, produces radioactive waste.
  5. 5. Fusion energy compared to fossil fuels • Fusion power is a clean way to produce energy, unlike fossil fuels that produce carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide
  6. 6. Fusion Vs Fission =
  7. 7. Bibliography • United States of America. Fusion Energy. , 2000. Web. 14 Nov 2010. • Folger, Tim. "The Long Winding Road to Fusion." Discover. October 2010: 72-8. Print. Pictures in Order • "Nuclear Fusion: status and recent advances." scienceknowledge.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov 2010. • "Fusion Energy." 83science.com. N.p., 9/20/2010. Web. 14 Nov 2010.
  8. 8. Bibliography continued • "economics." gurumia.com. N.p., 11-15-2010. Web. 14 Nov 2010. • "Next-Gen Nuclear Fuel Cleans Up Radioactive Waste." greenopolis.com. N.p., 2010. Web. 14 Nov 2010. • Bloom, Matt. "The Promise of Fusion." readmattbloom.com. 2010. Web. 14 Nov 2010. • "Atomic Bomb and Hydrogen Bomb." inventors.about.com/od/nstartinventions/a/Nuclear_ Fission.htm. N.p., 2010. Web. 14 Nov 2010.

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