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-*'''The transformation of kinetic energy of neutrons to electricity is a complicated process''' - Most of the energy obtained by fusion of atomic nuclei is in the form of kinetic energy of emitted neutrons. It's a long way from there to electricity.+*'''The transformation of kinetic energy of neutrons to electricity is a complicated process''' - Most of the energy obtained by fusion of atomic nuclei is in the form of kinetic energy of emitted neutrons. It's a long way from there to electricity - at least from present day perspective, since the only way known how to utilize this energy is to convert it to heat first (usually through neutron collisions with (molten) sodium), and then use this heat to drive a heat engine (steam turbine usually) connected to an electrical generator. Naturally, with new theoretical and experimental findings, this may all change tomorrow.

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Does fusion power represent the future of energy generation?

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Efficiency: Is fusion an efficient way to generate electricity?

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  • The transformation of kinetic energy of neutrons to electricity is a complicated process - Most of the energy obtained by fusion of atomic nuclei is in the form of kinetic energy of emitted neutrons. It's a long way from there to electricity - at least from present day perspective, since the only way known how to utilize this energy is to convert it to heat first (usually through neutron collisions with (molten) sodium), and then use this heat to drive a heat engine (steam turbine usually) connected to an electrical generator. Naturally, with new theoretical and experimental findings, this may all change tomorrow.





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Will fusion power become a reality within the next 30 years?

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