Fusion Reactor News

A fusion reactor is a device designed to harness the power of nuclear fusion, the process that powers stars, including the Sun. In fusion, energy is released when light atomic nuclei combine to form heavier nuclei under conditions of extremely high temperature and pressure. The most common fusion reaction for earthly applications involves the isotopes of hydrogen, deuterium, and tritium, producing helium and a neutron, along with a significant amount of energy. Fusion reactors aim to replicate this stellar process in a controlled environment to produce clean, sustainable, and nearly limitless energy without the radioactive waste associated with current nuclear fission reactors. Despite significant scientific and engineering challenges, such as achieving and maintaining the required conditions for a net energy gain, several experimental reactors like ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) and various national projects are actively pursuing the development of practical fusion power.