2) Substellar objects with true masses above the limiting mass for thermonuclear fusion
of deuterium are 'brown dwarfs', no matter how they formed or where they are located.
Fifty times as dense as the Sun, the tiny star shows that less than one-tenth the mass of the Sun can generate thermonuclear fusion
while being barely bigger than Jupiter.
As envisioned by Molitor, the new atomic age--triggered by dwindling reserves of fossil fuels--will allow thermonuclear fusion
to take center stage.
Forget about the speculative scientific dream of unlimited energy supply through thermonuclear fusion
: Let's master the sun's energy for the benefit of all.
The scientists and engineers are engaged in finding out ways and means to control the thermonuclear fusion
reactions for producing electricity," said Dr.
In 1961 he joined Jim Tuck's controlled thermonuclear fusion
Large-scale thermonuclear fusion
processes, involving many nuclei fusing at once, must occur in matter at very high densities and temperatures.
According to Grant, further understanding of ultracold plasma on a molecular level could lead to new knowledge about gas planets, white dwarf stars, thermonuclear fusion
and X-ray lasers.
Astronomers know the broad outline: an overloaded white-dwarf star starts to collapse under its own weight, and this sets off thermonuclear fusion
that suddenly consumes it completely.
Because it is a religion after all: people "believe" in nuclear energy, in clean coal from carbon storage, in large-scale renewable energy, in controlled thermonuclear fusion
within 50 years, in an abundance of oil for even longer and even a secure gas supply etc.
In view of the fact that European research into fusion energy goes beyond the international thermonuclear fusion
experimental reactor (ITER) project in Cadarache, MEPs notably recommend setting up a specific management body covering contracts and agreements at European level.