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Title: Relevance of advanced nuclear fusion research: Breakthroughs and obstructions

Abstract

An in depth understanding of the collective modes that can be excited in a wide range of high-energy plasmas is necessary to advance nuclear fusion research in parallel with other fields that include space and astrophysics in particular. Important achievements are shown to have resulted from implementing programs based on this reality, maintaining a tight connection with different areas of investigations. This involves the undertaking of a plurality of experimental approaches aimed at understanding the physics of fusion burning plasmas. At present, the most advanced among these is the Ignitor experiment involving international cooperation, that is designed to investigate burning plasma regimes near ignition for the first time.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22590928
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1721; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Norman Rostoker memorial symposium, Newport Beach, CA (United States), 24-25 Aug 2015; Other Information: (c) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ASTROPHYSICS; COLLECTIVE EXCITATIONS; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; PLASMA; PLASMA PRODUCTION; THERMONUCLEAR IGNITION

Citation Formats

Coppi, Bruno. Relevance of advanced nuclear fusion research: Breakthroughs and obstructions. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4944012.
Coppi, Bruno. Relevance of advanced nuclear fusion research: Breakthroughs and obstructions. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4944012.
Coppi, Bruno. Fri . "Relevance of advanced nuclear fusion research: Breakthroughs and obstructions". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4944012.
@article{osti_22590928,
title = {Relevance of advanced nuclear fusion research: Breakthroughs and obstructions},
author = {Coppi, Bruno},
abstractNote = {An in depth understanding of the collective modes that can be excited in a wide range of high-energy plasmas is necessary to advance nuclear fusion research in parallel with other fields that include space and astrophysics in particular. Important achievements are shown to have resulted from implementing programs based on this reality, maintaining a tight connection with different areas of investigations. This involves the undertaking of a plurality of experimental approaches aimed at understanding the physics of fusion burning plasmas. At present, the most advanced among these is the Ignitor experiment involving international cooperation, that is designed to investigate burning plasma regimes near ignition for the first time.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4944012},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1721,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {3}
}