The Fusor - Video 1: Introduction

An introduction to fusion in general and inertial electrostatic confinement in particular - devices also known as fusors. These aim to produce nuclear fusion simply and cheaply. This video discusses basic fusion, methods of trying to artificially produce it and origins of the Farnsworth fusor.


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