What is the process of combining two nuclei to form a heavier nucleus?

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Jul 7, 2017

nuclear fusion


The Hydrogen bomb dropped on Bikini atoll was a fusion bomb, where two atoms of heavy hydrogen # H_1^2# combine to form Helium # He_2^4# Fusion releases more energy than fission.

The sun is thought to be powered by nuclear fusion not only of Hydrogen atoms but also of Helium atoms.