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Another step towards fusion power?

Postby the_ignored » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:10 am

One small step.

The most immediate application of this discovery, according to Demkowicz, is the development of fusion reactor materials designed to let helium flow out instead of remaining trapped inside reactors. The vein-like tunnels can serve as channels for helium to pass through, but Demkowicz believes that’s just the start.

“I think the bigger picture here is in vascularized solids, ones that are kind of like tissues with vascular networks,” he said. “What else could be transported through such networks? Perhaps heat or electricity or even chemicals that could help the material self-heal.”
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