Suppose we have a single tritium nucleus ( $^3_1H$ so two neutrons and one proton). Tritium is a highly unstable nucleic configuration and hence decays into $^3_2He$ with a half life of roughly 12 years. $\,^4_2He$ (the alpha particle) on the other hand is a highly stable configuration and does not decay at all. Thus, if we should precisely fire a solitary proton at the tritium nucleus we should expect a fusion reaction and a release of energy (in the form of photons or kinetic energy of the resulting $^4_2He$ nucleus ?) as the nucleus attains the more favorable and stable configuration of $^4_2He$.
This reaction should look something of the form $$p^++\,^3_1H\rightarrow \,\,^4_2He+x_0MeV$$ where $x_0MeV\neq 0$ is some positive (presumably large) amount of energy. My question can simply be stated as follows: is this reaction actually possible and if so, why is it not used or referred to in texts since it appears to be the simplest form of a fusion reaction imaginable? Also, if this reaction is possible, is energy released in the form of photons or kinetic energy or perhaps both? The reason I ask is that I want to be able to use this example to frame my thoughts on the release of energy in fusion reactions and this seems like the perfect example due to its simplicity. Any help on this would be most appreciated!