Reply to post: Re: "The fission process turns two forms of hydrogen"

Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham

Steve the Cynic

Re: "The fission process turns two forms of hydrogen"

> Is it the neutrons that can generate power, or the the helium too?

The neutrons pass out of the magnetic fields because they are neutral, and strike atoms in the lining of the torus. These then undergo radioactive funtimes and release heat that's used to generate electricity.

Well, that's my understanding of the technology, anyway. And it does mean that running a De/Tr test makes the interior of the torus radioactive, yes. It's one of the reasons the research is *expensive*.

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