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Unformatted text preview: encountering other deuterons in order to produce a macroscopic energy release. An accelerator needs a fairly good vacuum in its beam pipe, and a very large number ux is either impractical and/or very expensive. Regarding expense, there are other factors that have dissuaded researchers from using accelerators to build a controlled fusion reactor, but those factors may become less important in the future making the feasibility of accelerator add-ons to magnetic and inertial conFnement schemes more cost-eective....
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- Fall '08