Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Fission vs. Fusion

  1. Jan 23, 2009 #1
    Which nuclear process is more economically feasible--fusion or fission? I think it's fusion because it produces more energy than it takes, as compared to fission. Am I right?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 23, 2009 #2

    mgb_phys

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Right now the only economically feasible one (for power generation) is fission - we are still inventing a fusion reactor that gives more power than it consumes.
    Long term - fusion has some advantages (unlimited globally available fuel, less waste).

    Of course if you just want a lot of energy delivered - fusion in the form of an H Bomb is economically feasible in terms of power out for energy in!
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook