• 3 minutes e-car sales collapse
  • 6 minutes America Is Exceptional in Its Political Divide
  • 11 minutes Perovskites, a ‘dirt cheap’ alternative to silicon, just got a lot more efficient
  • 13 mins GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 7 days They pay YOU to TAKE Natural Gas
  • 3 days How Far Have We Really Gotten With Alternative Energy
  • 3 days What fool thought this was a good idea...
  • 6 days Why does this keep coming up? (The Renewable Energy Land Rush Could Threaten Food Security)
  • 2 days A question...
  • 12 days The United States produced more crude oil than any nation, at any time.
James Burgess

James Burgess

James Burgess studied Business Management at the University of Nottingham. He has worked in property development, chartered surveying, marketing, law, and accounts. He has also…

More Info

Solar Wind Energy Source could be Used to Revolutionize Nuclear Power

A team of scientists, led by Dr. Justin Kasper of the Harvard Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, have used data collected by NASA’s oldest active spacecraft, the Wind Solar Probe, to make a discovery that could revolutionise the nuclear power industry.

The data, collected over a period of 19 years, has been thoroughly analysed by the team, enabling them to identify the energy source that causes odd behaviours in solar winds.

Normal wind on earth consists of a mass of gas which gradually slows down and decrease in temperature as it travels and loses energy. Solar winds, work in a manner that seems to defy physical laws; their speed and temperature increases as they travel away from the source of their creation.

Related article: Study Finds Libya has More Solar Resources than Oil

The explanation for this phenomenon has been discovered to be ion cyclotron waves; heavy ions in the winds mass interact with the ion cyclotron waves increasing the energy, which leads to an increased speed and temperature). The team hopes that further investigation could lead to groundbreaking advances in nuclear fusion power.

One of the main problems with nuclear fusion is that heavy ions collide with the plasma in which the fusion reaction takes place and steals energy from the plasma, slowly cooling it, and eventually stopping the reaction. The use of ion cyclotron waves could add energy to the plasma, and reverse the process, enabling a sustainable fusion energy reaction.

By. James Burgess of Oilprice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage



Leave a comment

Leave a comment

EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News