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Here are some references to "fusion generator":

Also, I'm not sure that "fusion reactor" and "fusion generator" are necessarily interchangeable. --Alan 21:12, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

What would be the difference? -- Kingfisher 21:23, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

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I removed:

Starship impulse engines are powered by fusion reactors. In emergencies, these reactors could be used to power the ship as a whole. {{incite}}
The Cardassian built Federation starbase Deep Space 9 was powered by six fusion reactors, located at the base of the core section. {{incite}}

I suspect the second one is a cut reference, not sure which citation supports the first. --Alan del Beccio 03:02, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

The second one may also be from the DS9 TM. I seem to remember pretty extensive stuff on the fusion reactors in there (I can't find my copy, though). The first one, I swear I remember it from somewhere in TNG, but I cannot think where. If I ever remember, I'll cite it and put it back. --OuroborosCobra talk 03:25, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Fusion by two deuterium atoms? Edit

In the text is stated that fusion is accomplished by two deuterium atoms, turning into helium (to be more exactly, Helium-4). This is incorrect, since the UKAEA and many others (like EFDA) agreed this won't work. However, deuterium and tritium (the third isotope of water) is the mix experimentaly used in the Joint European Torus, a fusion reactor. This same mix is used in the Sun, giving the reaction D + T --> 4He + n

If there is no source in the Star Trek universe speaking of the reaction between two deuterium atoms, I suggest changing the text to the correct information. GenGF 12:44, November 25, 2009 (UTC)

Deuterium is pretty clearly described as the only fuel in Star Trek fusion drives. Whether this would work in real life or not is irrelevant, Star Trek isn't real life. --OuroborosCobra talk 15:00, November 25, 2009 (UTC)

What source is stating there is only deuterium in Star Trek? Haven't heard that before. GenGF 17:41, November 25, 2009 (UTC)

See Deuterium. Suffice it to say, it is the only mentioned fuel. The TMs back that up. --OuroborosCobra talk 18:32, November 25, 2009 (UTC)

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