Nuclear Fusion: The Science Behind Turning Water into Electricity
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Updated on: 27 Jul 2020
Have you ever wondered why the sun shines? Could we use the same mechanism to produce energy here on Earth? The answer to both these questions is nuclear fusion !
What is nuclear fusion?
In previous chapters, we discussed nuclear fission - splitting a big atom into smaller ones and releasing energy. Nuclear fusion is the opposite. It takes two smaller atoms and joins them into one.