Iran to build nuclear fusion producing plant

Photo: Iran to build nuclear fusion producing plant / Iran

Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 13 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

Iran will soon start building a facility for producing nuclear fusion, ISNA reported.

In nuclear physics, nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei join together, or "fuse", to form a single heavier nucleus.

Depty Head of National Science and Technology Center for Macro Projects of Iranian presidential administration Qholamhuseyn Rahimi said that this is an ambitious project that has been decided to be divided into several phases.

"Thus far, we have had meetings with Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, and it has been decided to make sure this project is re-defined, and divided into phases," Rahimi noted.

In 2011, Iran became became one of the six countries developing a nuclear fusion device which operates by method of inertial electrostatic confinement. Development of this nuclear fusion producing device has been started in March 2010 in Iran.

Rahimi noted that the first phase of the project had some $8 million scheduled to be allocated for it in 2009, and thus far half of that sum has been transferred for the project's needs.

Rahimi also noted that a certain sum of money should be allocated from the government's budget to help the project move ahead faster, and with consistancy.

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