Listen&Learn: Nuclear FusionJaksyn Peacock
- reaction: a process where a substance undergoes a change
- nucleus: the central part of an atom
- electron: a small charged particle that moves around the outside of an atom
- convert: to change something into something else
- fuse: to join together
- hydrogen: the lightest chemical element
- replicate: to recreate something
1. Nuclear fusion is a reaction that occurs in
Nuclear fusion is a reaction that occurs in stars.
2. A nucleus can separate from its electrons if
A nucleus can separate from its electrons if the temperature is high enough.
3. Scientists are researching nuclear fusion because
Scientists are researching nuclear fusion because they want to use it as an energy source.
- Scientists are interested in nuclear fusion because it would be a clean and powerful energy source. Unlike the type of nuclear power we use today, nuclear fusion would not create dangerous waste. Can you think of any potential disadvantages to this type of energy?
Nuclear fusion is a type of reaction that turns one chemical element into another. The Sun and other stars use nuclear fusion as a form of power. In high enough temperatures, the nucleus of an atom can be separated from its electrons. The heat causes the nucleus to move very quickly. When two nuclei come close enough to each other, they fuse, forming a larger nucleus. This method allows stars to convert hydrogen atoms into helium atoms, and even more complex atoms after that. Nuclear fusion is a difficult process to replicate on Earth, because it requires a lot of heat and pressure. However, many research groups around the world hope to find a way to use it as an energy source.
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David Martín says:
Nuclear fusion needs temperatures about 100,000,000 Celsius degrees, so producing it requires lot of energy and a suitable place to do it.
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