Artificial nuclear fusion is a vitally important technology for the future of humanity, for providing unlimited clean energy, and enabling the mass-scale outer space expansion of humanity.
Currently, as of right now in AD 2023, no commercially viable artificial nuclear-fusion reactor technology exists.
In order for artificial nuclear fusion to be viable, it must produce more energy than the energy put in, which isn’t achieved yet.
The existing artificial nuclear-fusion technologies focus on confining the plasma, the fourth state of matter, which is very hot, hot enough for nuclear fusion to occur.
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Magnetic confinement, inertial confinement, magnetic or electric pinches, and inertial electrostatic confinement are the current main methods used in artificial nuclear fusion.
Magnetic confinement fusion is an approach to generate thermonuclear fusion power that uses magnetic fields to confine fusion fuel in the form of a plasma.
Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) is a fusion energy process that initiates nuclear fusion reactions by compressing and heating targets filled with fuel. The targets are small pellets, typically containing deuterium and tritium.
A pinch, electromagnetic pinch, magnetic pinch, pinch effect, or plasma pinch, is the compression of an electrically conducting filament by magnetic forces, or a device that does such. The conductor is usually a plasma, but could also be a solid or liquid metal. Pinches were the first type of device used for experiments in controlled nuclear fusion power.
Inertial electrostatic confinement, or IEC, is a class of fusion power devices that use electric fields to confine the plasma rather than the more common approach using magnetic fields found in magnetic fusion energy (MFE) designs. Most IEC devices directly accelerate their fuel to fusion conditions, thereby avoiding energy losses seen during the longer heating stages of MFE devices. In theory, this makes them more suitable for using alternative aneutronic fusion fuels, which offer a number of major practical benefits and makes IEC devices one of the more widely studied approaches to fusion.
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