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US to announce ‘breakthrough’ in efforts to generate clean energy through nuclear fusion


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US to announce ‘breakthrough’ in efforts to generate clean energy through nuclear fusion

US to announce ‘breakthrough’ in efforts to generate clean energy through nuclear fusion

Turning fusion power into a viable clean energy alternative is seen as key to sustaining human civilization’s current electrical use as part of efforts to… 12.12.2022, Sputnik International

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US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has confirmed media rumours, revealing that the department is preparing a big nuclear fusion power announcement on Tuesday. nearly three-quarters of a century since its radioactive cousin, nuclear fission, became a powerful source of electricity. Nuclear fission, the explosive power released when atoms are split, produces large amounts of radioactive material. The much easier to induce reaction, fission, is what drives all current nuclear power plants, relying on heavy, radioactive elements like uranium and plutonium primed and ready for such a reaction. Hydrogen, on the other hand, is not just waiting. fuse into helium – part of what makes his man-made creation so elusive. imprecise – called “artificial sun”. A South Korean lab managed earlier this year to hold matter in the ionized, superheated plasma state needed for fusion for 30 seconds.

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Transforming fusion power into a viable clean energy alternative is seen as essential to sustaining human civilization’s current electrical use as part of efforts to rapidly end the use of fossil fuels, which emit carbon dioxide. toxic chemicals that are driving the climate change crisis.

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has confirmed media rumors, revealing that the department is preparing a big nuclear fusion power announcement on Tuesday.

According to US media, scientists working on the project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created a fusion reaction with a net gain for the first time.

Long considered the “holy grail” of abundant, clean energy, nuclear fusion has managed to elude scientists for almost three-quarters of a century since its radioactive cousin, nuclear fission, became a potent source of electricity.

Nuclear fusion is the incredible energy-generating reaction that takes place at the center of stars, giving them their awesome glow. It occurs when intense pressure forces two atoms to fuse into a single atom, an event that releases huge amounts of energy. When the fusing atoms are hydrogen, they produce the inert gas helium – and, essentially, produce no radioactivity.

Nuclear fission, the explosive power released when atoms are split, produces large amounts of radioactive material. A much easier reaction to induce, fission is what drives all current nuclear power plants, relying on heavy, radioactive elements like uranium and plutonium primed and ready for such a reaction.

By contrast, hydrogen isn’t just waiting to fuse into helium — part of what makes its man-made creation so elusive.

Scientists have been trying since the 1940s to figure out how to create nuclear fusion, but so far have mostly succeeded in the lab for only microseconds at a time, requiring far more energy than the tiny reaction does not produce any. Their greatest success has been destruction: the incredible power of a thermonuclear hydrogen bomb is the only place scientists have created nuclear fusion so far – not an ideal candidate for a future power plant.

Other countries have has also funded efforts to uncover the secrets of viable fusion power, including in the UK, Russia, South Korea and China, where such a reactor is euphemistically – but not mistakenly – referred to as an “artificial sun”. A South Korean laboratory succeeded earlier this year to maintain matter in the state of ionized and superheated plasma necessary for fusion for 30 seconds.



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