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How does nuclear fusion work?

Dr. Alastair Gunn writes in Science Focus about the basics of nuclear fusion.

The C3 Take
  • Nuclear fusion has the potential to create limitless clean energy for consumers.
  • Fusion energy replicates the process that stars, including the sun, use to generate their energy.
  • Recently there have been significant breakthroughs in fusion energy, including JET Labs, who produced 59 megajoules of energy over five seconds — equalling 11 megawatts of power, enough to boil 60 kettles.

“[F]usion power could supply a clean, efficient and unlimited source of energy; it would require only water as a fuel (or lithium) and would produce only inert, non-toxic helium gas as a by-product.”

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