Fusion

Mechanical Engineering

A thorough and complete mixing between the two edges of the base metal to be joined or between the base metal and the filler metal added during welding.

Physics

Nuclear Fusion, the combining of light nuclei to form a heavier nucleus. The larger nucleus has higher binding energy per nucleon than the original nuclei, and fusion results in the release of energy.

See also: Fission, Helium Burning, Hydrogen Burning, Inertial Confinement, Lawson Criterion, Nuclear Reaction, Nucleus, Tokamak.

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Subjects: Mechanical Engineering Physics


Weblinks:
Culham Centre for Fusion Energy The website of Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, the UK′s national fusion research laboratory (formerly UKAEA Culham).
Iter ITER is currently under construction in the South of France and aims to demonstrate that fusion is an energy source of the future.