Washington firm could create nuclear fusion power within decades [Video]

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A step closer to never-ending energy: Washington startup claims its radical "beam-target" reactor could make fusion power a reality within the next few decadesAgni Energy"s nuclear fusion reactor borrows elements from existing designsThis could lead it to be the first to crack the Holy Grail of...

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A step closer to never-ending energy: Washington startup claims its radical ‘beam-target’ reactor could make fusion power a reality within the next few decades

  • Agni Energy’s nuclear fusion reactor borrows elements from existing designs
  • This could lead it to be the first to crack the Holy Grail of energy production
  • It focuses a beam of ions …

A nuclear experiment designed to create a stable fusion reactor could make never-ending energy a reality within decades. Agni Energy says its 'beam-target' reactor focuses and controls the elements needed to achieve nuclear fusion more efficiently than other designs

The Agni reactor is designed to overcome a number of problems with existing nuclear fusion reactor experiments. An ion beam of deuterium and helium-3 is shot into a Lithium BoroTritide target. Here   atoms fuse together, releasing energy in the process

When two atoms  become one, they release energy that was once 'binding energy' into kinetic energy. This is emitted when the fused atom heats up and ejects a highly energised neutron, whose heat can be used to turn a turbine and generate electricity

Fusion is the process that powers the sun (pictured) and stars, and involves light elements such as hydrogen smashing together to form heavier elements, like helium