Deakin University wants to develop novel free materials for a radiation-free, proton-boron fusion power source, with enormous potential for achieving efficient clean hydrogen and nuclear energy.
Sharing its ambitions today (July 30), the university said it has received two new Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grants to support the effort, led by Professor Ying (Ian) Chen.
To achieve its goals, the safe energy storage potential of boron nitride nanosheets, and the unique biomedical properties of silk will be drawn on by the two Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) teams and their industry collaborators
The university believes that the fusion reaction between hydrogen and boron nuclei could provide a highly efficient, radioactivity-free form of nuclear energy, with practically unlimited fuel reserves, when compared to traditional nuclear energy generation.
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