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bind·ing en·er·gy

energy that would be released if a particular atomic nucleus were formed through the combination of individual protons and neutrons.
Synonym(s): fusion energy

binding energy

1 the amount of energy required to separate a nucleus into its individual nucleons.
2 the energy released as the nucleus forms from nucleons.

binding energy

The minimum energy needed to dissociate an atomic nucleus into neutrons and protons—neutron binding energies (BEs) remove neutrons from the nucleus; proton BEs remove protons from the nucleus; electron BEs remove electrons.

bind·ing en·er·gy

(bīnd'ing en'ĕr-jē)
The force of attraction that holds an electron in its corresponding orbital shell.
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A Fusion Stakeholder Task Group reporting to the chairman of the BPV Committee on Construction of Nuclear Facility Components and the chairman of the Sub-Group Fusion Energy Devices has been formed to identify stakeholders and their needs, and to develop recommendations and approaches to be incorporated into the new Division 4 Code Rules.
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As a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Andy served on several fusion assessment panels, including the Committee on Fusion Science Assessment (1999-2001), the Committee on High Energy Density Plasma Physics Assessment (200112003) and the Committee on Prospects for Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy Systems (2010-2012).
They note that the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences "has historically provided almost all of its funding toward magnetic fusion energy research" and urged that funding also be provided for inertial fusion energy research "since it is impossible to know which will be most successful at the earliest possible date.
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Fusion energy has the potential to become a virtually inexhaustible, safe and environmentally friendly energy source, capable of meeting global energy requirements around the globe, Mr Amano said yesterday.
The FMNSD will be comprised of the current Fusion Energy Division and the following two groups: Nuclear Fuel Materials and Remote Systems.
For decades, scientists have hoped that with a little taming, fusion energy might also provide an essentially unlimited and relatively safe source of electricity.