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Fusion Physics

Abstract

Recreating the energy production process of the Sun - nuclear fusion - on Earth in a controlled fashion is one of the greatest challenges of this century. If achieved at affordable costs, energy supply security would be greatly enhanced and environmental degradation from fossil fuels greatly diminished. Fusion Physics describes the last fifty years or so of physics and research in innovative technologies to achieve controlled thermonuclear fusion for energy production. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been involved since its establishment in 1957 in fusion research. It has been the driving force behind the biennial conferences on Plasma Physics and Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion, today known as the Fusion Energy Conference. Hosted by several Member States, this biennial conference provides a global forum for exchange of the latest achievements in fusion research against the backdrop of the requirements for a net energy producing fusion device and, eventually, a fusion power plant. The scientific and technological knowledge compiled during this series of conferences, as well as by the IAEA Nuclear Fusion journal, is immense and will surely continue to grow in the future. It has led to the establishment of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), which represents the biggest  More>>
Authors:
Kikuchi, Mitsuru; Lackner, Karl; Tran, Minh Quang [1] 
  1. eds.
Publication Date:
Sep 15, 2012
Product Type:
Book
Report Number:
STI/PUB-1562
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Refs., figs., tabs.
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COST; ENERGY SUPPLIES; FOSSIL FUELS; IAEA; ITER TOKAMAK; MEETINGS; MEMBER STATES; PLASMA; SECURITY; SUN; THERMONUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
OSTI ID:
22028530
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-92-0-130410-0; TRN: XA12R0284116796
Availability:
Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/Pub1562_web.pdf; Enquiries should be addressed to IAEA, Marketing and Sales Unit, Publishing Section, E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org; Web site: http://www.iaea.org/books
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
1158 page(s)
Announcement Date:
Jan 18, 2013

Citation Formats

Kikuchi, Mitsuru, Lackner, Karl, and Tran, Minh Quang. Fusion Physics. IAEA: N. p., 2012. Web.
Kikuchi, Mitsuru, Lackner, Karl, & Tran, Minh Quang. Fusion Physics. IAEA.
Kikuchi, Mitsuru, Lackner, Karl, and Tran, Minh Quang. 2012. "Fusion Physics." IAEA.
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abstractNote = {Recreating the energy production process of the Sun - nuclear fusion - on Earth in a controlled fashion is one of the greatest challenges of this century. If achieved at affordable costs, energy supply security would be greatly enhanced and environmental degradation from fossil fuels greatly diminished. Fusion Physics describes the last fifty years or so of physics and research in innovative technologies to achieve controlled thermonuclear fusion for energy production. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been involved since its establishment in 1957 in fusion research. It has been the driving force behind the biennial conferences on Plasma Physics and Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion, today known as the Fusion Energy Conference. Hosted by several Member States, this biennial conference provides a global forum for exchange of the latest achievements in fusion research against the backdrop of the requirements for a net energy producing fusion device and, eventually, a fusion power plant. The scientific and technological knowledge compiled during this series of conferences, as well as by the IAEA Nuclear Fusion journal, is immense and will surely continue to grow in the future. It has led to the establishment of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), which represents the biggest experiment in energy production ever envisaged by humankind.}
place = {IAEA}
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