Magnetic fusion, instructions for use

We want to copy the sun

Together with the Commonwealth Fusion System and MIT in Boston, and with ENEA and CNR in Italy, we are studying how to reproduce magnetic fusion, a process similar to that with which the Sun and the other stars generate the clean energy that powers the Universe. The process occurs when two hydrogen nuclei (or rather two of its isotopes) merge with each other at very high temperatures, generating a helium nucleus, a neutron and releasing a large amount of energy. Our researchers - together with those of CFS, MIT, ENEA and CNR - are trying to replicate the process: when they succeed, we will have an almost infinite source of low-emission energy available.