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The fusion quest

Author: T Kenneth Fowler
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
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In The Fusion Quest, T. Kenneth Fowler offers a vivid and colorful insider's account of the decades-long search for fusion power - a potentially abundant and environmentally "clean" energy source that could sustain industrial society in the twenty-first century and beyond. Scientists have known for more than sixty years that nuclear fusion powers the sun and stars. But would it work on Earth? To help answer this
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Fowler, T. Kenneth.
Fusion quest.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605991488
Online version:
Fowler, T. Kenneth.
Fusion quest.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)607929905
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Kenneth Fowler
ISBN: 0801854563 9780801854569
OCLC Number: 35235311
Description: xii, 250 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Prometheus Unbound. 1. The Allure of Fusion. 2. A Formula for Success. 3. A Glimmer of Hope. 4. The Real Thing --
II. Creating Fusion Science. 5. Thinking Like a Magnet. 6. Heat Death and Relativity. 7. Law and Order. 8. Seeing the Light. 9. Engineering the Tokamak. 10. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor --
III. Another Way: Inertial Fusion. 11. The Little Big Bang. 12. Catching Up Fast. 13. The National Ignition Facility --
IV. Fusion and Politics. 14. The Fusion Dilemma. 15. Fusion and the Environment. 16. Predictable Breakthroughs --
Mathematical Appendix: Designing Your Own Fusion Reactor.
Responsibility: T. Kenneth Fowler.
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