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Control fusion.

  1. Apr 19, 2012 #1
    What would happen if we in the reactor, which runs Fusia, adding Fe atoms or atoms of inert gases.?
    She would regulate Fusia?.

    Thank you.
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  3. Apr 19, 2012 #2


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    "Inert gas" comes from chemistry and describes how the atoms behave in chemistry, if they have all their electrons. In a fusion plasma, this is unlikely. In addition, it does not matter at all, as fusion is a process between two (or more) nuclei.
    If the fusion plasma is designed to fuse light elements like hydrogen isotopes, heavier atoms are usually bad - they cannot fuse there, and they tend to radiate away energy which is required for the fusion.
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