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Fusion Power - Within our Grasp ?

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In the middle of rural Oxfordshire in the UK, a thousand scientists and engineers are undertaking a project to develop a new source of energy – Nuclear Fusion.

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11 September 2014 - 14:00-16:15

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South Wirral, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

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Organised by the Merseyside and West Cheshire local network.


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Fusion of hydrogen nuclei is the process that powers the Sun – and at the European JET project, located at Culham Science Centre, these processes are being replicated. By heating a gas of Deuterium and Tritium to 150-200 million degrees C and employing powerful magnetic fields, the JET tokamak has demonstrated the fusion of these nuclei and a subsequent release of energy (16MW - a world record for fusion power produced).

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