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The future of fusion energy

Author: Jason Parisi; Justin Ball
Publisher: London ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd., 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The gap between the state of fusion energy research and public understanding is vast. In an entertaining and engaging narrative, this popular science book gives readers the basic tools to understand how fusion works, its potential, and contemporary research problems"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Parisi; Justin Ball
ISBN: 9781786345424 1786345420 9781786347497 1786347490
OCLC Number: 1022587339
Description: xxvi, 378 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Motivation. The hydrogen-powered civilization --
Energy in numbers and graphs --
Part 2. The basics. Fundamentals of fusion energy --
Plasma confinement --
Fusion technology --
Part 3. The state of the art. The past : fusion breakthroughs --
The present : ITER --
The future : designing a Tokamak power plant --
Part 4. Special topics. Alternative approaches to fusion energy --
Fusion and nuclear proliferation --
Fusion and space exploration --
Part 5. Conclusions. When will we have fusion?
Responsibility: Jason Parisi, University of Oxford, UK, Justin Ball, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

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