Nuclear Fusion is often presented as the Holy Grail of electricity production. This website shows why building a fusion power plant is very difficult to achieve and may never become a reality.
This page introduces the many immense challenges for tokamak fusion power plants using deuterium-tritium fuel. Some of the problems discussed for commercial fusion may be insurmountable.
A basic knowledge of nuclear physics is required to properly understand the issues related to the generation of electricity from nuclear reactions. This page gives an introduction to essential concepts which will be used in later pages of the website.
The understanding of controlled nuclear fusion on Earth requires some knowledge of the physics involved. This page explains some basics ideas needed to follow the subsequent discussions on this website.
Two possibilities for nuclear power generation exist, one in operation for 70 years, fission, and one which has been in development for the same period, fusion. Features of fusion and fission power production are compared showing advantages claimed by fusion advocates are exaggerated.