nuclear fusion

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nu·cle·ar fu·sion

the formation of more complex atomic nuclei from less complex nuclei with release of energy, as in the formation of helium nuclei from hydrogen nuclei (hydrogen fusion).

nuclear fusion

Joining of the nucleus of small atoms to form larger atoms. It occurs when temperatures reach millions of degrees. An example is the nuclear reaction joining hydrogen together to form helium and resulting in the significant release of energy.
See also: fusion
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While comparing the newly developed methods, microwave assisted method was found even more convenient, faster with much high yielding as compared to direct thermal fusion method (Table-1).
The image shows that the thermal fusion bonding did not collapse the micro-orifice structure and the depth for the orifice was around 1.5 [micro]m.
thickness range and a wall thickness of 0.009-0.250 in., adhere to one another through thermal fusion to form the model.
The ITER is designed to produce 500 Megawatts of thermal fusion power with only 50 Megawatts of input heating power to the plasma and "burn" for 300-500 seconds (5-8 minutes), he said.
The integration of thermal and visual imaging has been perfected in this model and it also introduces a clever overlaying facility called thermal fusion. This allows the automatic and seamless transition of images fromthermal to visual and vice versa whilst retaining all measurement functions in both view modes.
The textile is competent to capture sunlight, even in cloudy conditions, and make electricity making use of thermal fusion polymers and a carbon vacuum.