Glossary term: Nuclear Fusion
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Description: Nuclear fusion is a process where the nuclei of lighter elements (e.g. hydrogen) fuse (come) together to form the nucleus of a heavier element (e.g. helium). The total mass of the new nucleus is, however, smaller than the combined mass of the unbound particles; the remaining mass is converted into energy. For example, in the core of the Sun hydrogen nuclei fuse together to form helium and release energy in the form of radiation.Related Terms:
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