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Homework Help: Nuclear fusion

  1. Jul 18, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    For my essay on nuclear fission and fusion, I have to discuss some experimental evidence for nuclear fusion. I also need to find info about scientist that are responsible for developing the theory behind nuclear fusion. I am having trouble find info on these aspect.

    Any help like relevant search terms for google would be appreciated.

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    3. The attempt at a solution
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    One could look for "fusion","discovery".

    Or look up the work of Hans Bethe and Marcus Oliphant, and many others.

    For fission, look for "fission","discovery", or the works of Lise Meitner, Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman, Enrico Fermi, Leo Szilard, . . . .
  5. Jul 18, 2010 #4
    Try http://www.iter.org/" [Broken] for Inertial Confinement Fusion. These are two forms of fusion research currently being conducted.

    For Fision I suppose the obvious one is the bombs... Hiroshima ect ect.

    If you need any more information on Inertial Confinment Fusion feel free to pm me as I am currently programming a computer simulation for it as part of my Masters Thesis :)

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  6. Jul 19, 2010 #5
    Thanks guys. Ill try some of the search terms and links.

    I never thought of that.
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