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Chinese Research Shows Potential for Diamond-Fueled Nuclear Fusion

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Jul 12, 2010   Updated: Apr 1 2011 • References: nextbigfuture and popsci
Computer simulations by Chinese researchers indicate that tiny diamond bullets fired from a linear accelerator into solid methane could result in nuclear fusion. The simulations have studied the initial impact and ignition, but no physical tests have yet been conducted. Needless to say, however, this is technology with a ton of potential.

The implication for diamond-fueled nuclear fusion, or any other type of nuclear fusion, is a virtually limitless and low-pollution source of power that could help drastically reduce the world's dependency upon fossil fuels.