When a fast stream of positive ions, from a particle accelerator, hits Lithium atoms, their nuceli break up into Tritium (Hydrogen with two neutrons), Deuterium (Hydrogen with one neutron) and Hydrogen atoms.
When Tritium nuclei react, a great deal of energy and radioactivity is produced.
This is not as 'clean' as a Hydrogen reaction, but it is easier to get going.
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Date modified: 19 February 1998
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