Fusion energy to power
Date: Around 1993
If a self-sustaining fusion reaction is ever created on earth,
how will the resulting energy be converted to useful power?
The neutrons emitted in the fusion reaction carry most of the
energy that is generated. These neutrons will be absorbed in a blanket of
liquid lithium surrounding the reactor and this lithium will be circulated to
a steam turbine to produce power.
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Update: June 2012