The subject of nuclear energy can be divided into two parts, fission and fusion. The purpose of this publication is to describe the process of nuclear fusion.
Fusion of atomic nuclei offers tremendous possibility of energy. Since all forecasts point toward a need for more energy in this country, this method of energy production can provide a significant share.
At the present time we do not know for certain that energy from the fusion process will be scientifically and economically successful. It is certain that much research will continue to take place; if fusion can be achieved, the promise of the vast power possible will be worth the effort.
Before using this publication, it is strongly suggested that you study the first 14 pages of AEES-27, Nuclear Fission, since you will need to be familiar with the force fields prevalent in the nucleus in order to understand the fusion process.
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