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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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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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Now, for the first time, developers of fusion energy to replace oil, coal, nuclear, wind and solar power can own an AICF reactor," said Mark Ludwig, CEO of Impulse Devices (IDI).
After a lengthy delay getting started (the NAS committee held its first meeting in December 2010), the Committee on the Prospects for Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy Systems, co-chaired by Ronald Davidson (Princeton University) and Gerald Kulcinski (University of Wisconsin) issued an interim report in March 2012.
For decades, scientists have hoped that with a little taming, fusion energy might also provide an essentially unlimited and relatively safe source of electricity.
Impulse Devices' (IDI's) goal is to produce electricity from fusion energy at less than half the cost of conventional electric power generation without the use of non-renewable fossil fuels.
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has completed a study entitled "Assessment of Fusion Energy Options for Commercial Electricity Production.
Clarke, associate director of the agency's Office of Fusion Energy, the United States concluded an agreement in Vienna, Oct.
The prototype application will be used by General Atomics for rapid analysis of large data sets from magnetic fusion energy experiments.
The DOE Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC) has launched a new assessment "of priorities among and within the elements of the magnetic fusion energy sciences program.