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By A.J. Roan
For Metal Tech News 

The dream of fusion made real with boron

Boron may have been the secret to nuclear fusion all along Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – April 8, 2020

 

Last updated 8/12/2022 at 10:06pm

Tokamak fusion reactor General Atomics graphite deuterium tritium

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The characteristic torus shape of this experimental tokamak fusion reactor operated by General Atomics in San Diego is clad with graphite to help withstand the extreme heat needed to achieve deuterium-tritium fusion.

Hydrogen, boron and lasers could be the secret ingredients to the Holy Grail of energy – fusion.

A team of scientists in Australia have developed a method of creating fusion energy like that of the sun that utilizes a unique process first pioneered by Professor Heinrich Hora in the 1970s.

The company, aptly named HB11, uses an approach to fusion that does away with rare, radioactive and diffi...



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