This paper is on Hydrogen fusion power technology. A. Minimum length is 5 pages (not counting pictures; not counting cover page). B. Font: ARIAL 12 points; Line spacing: 1.5; Alignment: Justified C. Organization:
Hydrogen fusion power technology
A. Minimum length is 5 pages (not counting pictures; not counting cover page).
Include picture in the report.
B. Font: ARIAL 12 points; Line spacing: 1.5; Alignment: Justified
Firstly, COVER PAGE (Write the title of your report, submission date, names of all group members if it is a group work; 1 page)
Secondly, BACKGROUND (Introduce the technology; explain why we need this technology, history of this technology, etc; 1 page),
Thirdly, HOW TECHNOLOGY WORKS (Explain the working principles of the technology using diagrams and formulas; pros and cons of the technology; 1-2 pages)
Fourthly, APPLICATION (Explain the current status of the technology — how it is used today and how it will be in the future; what are the current issues and challenges to be overcome; prospects of the technology; 2 pages),
Further, CONCLUSION (Write your own view and thoughts about this technology, that is, what you want to tell those who read your report; this section should be no more than two-three paragraphs; 1/2 page),
Finally, REFERENCES (Reveal the sources, whatever they are webpages or books or others, that you use to prepare this report; at least 10 references are in need; if you include books, they are consider ed as a plus)
Nuclear Fusion Power
(Updated July 2020)
- Fusion power offers the prospect of an almost inexhaustible source of energy for future generations, but it also presents so far insurmountable engineering challenges.
- The fundamental challenge is to achieve a rate of heat emitted by a fusion plasma that exceeds the rate of energy injected into the plasma.
- The main hope is centred on tokamak reactors and stellarators which confine a deuterium-tritium plasma magnetically.
Today, many countries take part in fusion research to some extent, led by the European Union, the USA, Russia and Japan, with vigorous programs also underway in China, Brazil, Canada, and Korea. Initially, fusion research in the USA and USSR was linked to atomic weapons development, and it remained classified until the 1958 Atoms for Peace conference in Geneva. Following a breakthrough at the Soviet tokamak, fusion research became ‘big science’ in the 1970s. But the cost and complexity of the devices involved increased to the point where international co-operation was the only way forward.