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Compare and contrast the processes of fusion and fission. Describe the challenge

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Compare and contrast the processes of fusion and fission. Describe the challenges in harnessing fusion technology for domestic energy needs. No plagiarism 

Feb 1st, 2015

Fusion and Fission both produce energy, but they are different processes. Fusion involves combining two or more atoms to form a heavier atom, and occurs naturally in stars. Fission is the opposite: breaking down a heavier atom into two or more lighter ones; it is an artificial process (e.g. in atomic bombs).

Although fission can be accomplished fairly easily, there are problems in harnessing this for energy,  which will be required when fossil fuels run out. The challenge is to produce safe, controllable nuclear energy without radioactive radiation and dispose of waste products safely.


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