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Question asked by aashima in #Coffee Room on Nov 29, 2006
aashima
aashima · Nov 29, 2006
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Well certain renowned scientists recently have joined hands and collected a big amount of money to try and extract energy from Nuclear Fusion method to combat with the ever increasing energy needs of the world.
Well is it really possible to create the atmosphere required to carry it out perfectly? Posted in: #Coffee Room
reachrkata
reachrkata · Nov 30, 2006
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I think, there are fusion bombs already existing. The problem lies in performing controlled fusion, which has been already pretty well mastered in the case of fission.

Yes, fusion does seem to be a very clean alternative than fission, no radioactive waste problems.

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crook
crook · Dec 20, 2006
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reachrkata
I think, there are fusion bombs already existing. The problem lies in performing controlled fusion, which has been already pretty well mastered in the case of fission.

Yes, fusion does seem to be a very clean alternative than fission, no radioactive waste problems.

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Is it true that no waste is produced during nuclear fusion? This discussion very well goes with Electricity Export thread in Electrical Engineering section!
reachrkata
reachrkata · Dec 20, 2006
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Yes indeed no waste is produced in Fusion.

Of course both fission and fusion do produce other elements from the initial elements used. But unlike fission, fusion by-products are not radioactive and therefore dont have disposal problems.

In addition, the chief fuel necessary for fusion is Hydrogen which can be abundantly generated.
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