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Homework Help: Nuclear fusion question *Urgent*

  1. Apr 26, 2012 #1
    Hello people, I couldn't find a direct answer anywhere. Can nuclear fusion create any radioactive substances. Please answer this is detail. Thanks.
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  3. Apr 26, 2012 #2
    Not any type of earth nuclear fusion. Radioactive substances are very heavy elements to fuse together, and a reactor would die out before it even came close to fusing radioactive elements. Solar fusion, however, does produce radioactive substances in the last moments before a supernova. This is as much detail as I'll give until you give more info yourself.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2012
  4. Apr 26, 2012 #3


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    Is this a homework question? Just checking because "urgent"/"ASAP" questions generally are. "I didn't read my materials or study, and need help NOW!"
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