Solid-State Atomic and Fusion Energy (S-SAFE) is a complex and controversial topic. Here we have divided common questions in to key themes:
It remains to be seen whether the heat released via this phenomena can be effectively captured and transformed into useful electrical energy, but the handful of startups at the frontier of this field believe that the engineering associated with energy capture will be achievable once consistent and repeatable heat can be produced.
Not yet, we are excited to see the developments in the next few years of current and new entrants into the field.
Investigation should be pursued by the scientific community due to the potential impacts on clean-energy production and gained insight for adjacent fields of study if realized effectively. We know that when the nuclei of atoms break apart or come together there is a release of energy equal to the mass difference between the starting and ending products. Would it be possible to create a materials configuration that could confine nucleons to such an extent that interactions at the quantum level would allow for fusions or transmutations of elements and release usable heat energy?