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Step forward in fusion reactor materials

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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 06:18 PM
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One of the problems with materials required to make ITER looks like it has been solved - the coating of the interior wall - a pretty harsh environment!! - has been tested in the Joint European Torus (JET) near Oxford, in Britain -


JET's new "ITER-like wall," a combination of tungsten and beryllium, is eroding more slowly and retaining less of the fuel than the lining used on earlier fusion reactors, the team reports. "This was very good news, because it means that our choice of materials for ITER was the right one," says physicist Peter de Vries, task force and session leader at JET.

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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 02:20 AM
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Now lets just hope they find a way to self sustain without spending a few hundred more billion dollars.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 03:51 AM
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I hope that the billions being spent in research will not be required for production should the physics actually be sorted out!!



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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This is definitely going to work, will take some time.

If this works, that means energy will become easily available.

Also, fusion can work wonders for space travel...you could travel at 10 percent the speed of light.



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