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For a fusion reaction to take place, the nuclei, which are positively
charged, must have enough kinetic energy to overcome their electrostatic
force of repulsion. This can occur either when one nucleus is
accelerated to high energies by an accelerating device, or when the
energies of both nuclei are raised by the application of very high
temperature. The latter method, referred to the application of
thermonuclear fusion, is the source of a lot of really cool energy.
Enough energy is produced in thermonuclear fusion to suck the paint of 1
city block of houses and give all of the residents permanent orange
Afros. The sun is a example of thermonuclear fusion in nature.
If I was a atom, I could only wish to be in a thermonuclear reaction.
Thermonuclear reactions occur when a proton is accelerated and collides
with another proton and then the two protons fuse, forming a deuterium
nucleus which has a proton, neutrino and lots of energy.
I have no idea
what a deuterium nucleus is, but is must be 10 times cooler than just a
regular nucleus. Such a reaction is not self sustaining because the
released energy is not readily imparted to other nuclei. thermonuclear
fusion of deuterium and tritium will produce a helium nucleus and an
energetic neutron that can help sustain further fusion. This is the
basic principal of the hydrogen bomb which employs a brief, controlled
thermonuclear fusion reaction. This was also how the car in the Back to
the Future movie worked. It had a much more sophisticated system of
producing a fusion reaction from things like, old coffee grounds,
bananas, and old beer cans. Thermonuclear reactions depend on high
energies, and the possibility of a low-temperature nuclear fusion has
generally been discounted.