Fusion Reactors

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The plasma of light nuclei must be...
heated to very high temperatures before the nuclei will fuse
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This is because two nuclei approaching each other will...
repel each other due to their positive charge
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If the nuclei are moving fast enough, they can...
overcome the force of repulsion
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The plasma is heated by passing a very large...
electric current through it
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The plasma is contained by a magnetic field so it...
doesn't touch the reactor walls.
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If it did, it would go...
cold and fusion would stop
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repel each other due to their positive charge

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This is because two nuclei approaching each other will...

Card 3

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overcome the force of repulsion

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Card 4

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electric current through it

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Card 5

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doesn't touch the reactor walls.

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