A globe could improve the efficiency of nuclear fusion energy production
A globe could improve the efficiency of nuclear fusion energy production
The classical deuterium-tritium reactors used in nuclear fusion are inefficient since sustaining the superheated plasma which is necessary for energy production consumes more electricity than the amount of electricity produced. This is because, tremendous amount of energy gets wasted when the atoms release neutrons and also that the remaining energy cannot be directly converted to electricity. However, a recent model proposed by Dr. Heinrich Hora from Australia shows that the energy of the plasma could be directly converted to electricity and not spent on wastefully heating up the water along the way since the release charged particles can be directly converted to current in a wire. Also, the spherical shape of the reactor proposed could efficiently retain the energy produced.

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