Nuclear Fusion Research

This was the fourth in a series of such meetings in the past 30 years, having the
purpose of reviewing the current status of atomic, molecular, plasma–surface
interactions and material data relevant to controlled nuclear fusion energy
research ...

Nuclear Fusion Research

Author: Robert E. H. Clark

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354027362X

Page: 461

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It became clear in the early days of fusion research that the effects of the containment vessel (erosion of "impurities") degrade the overall fusion plasma performance. Progress in controlled nuclear fusion research over the last decade has led to magnetically confined plasmas that, in turn, are sufficiently powerful to damage the vessel structures over its lifetime. This book reviews current understanding and concepts to deal with this remaining critical design issue for fusion reactors. It reviews both progress and open questions, largely in terms of available and sought-after plasma-surface interaction data and atomic/molecular data related to these "plasma edge" issues.

New Developments in Nuclear Fusion Research

Fusion Tech . 35 , 52 ( 1999 ) ; K . Yatsu , et al . , Nucl . Fusion 41 , 613 ( 2001 ) . [
62 ] S . Miyoshi , T . Cho , H . Hojo , M . Ichimura , K . Ishii , et al . , Plasma Physics
and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research ( IAEA , Vienna , 1991 ) vol . 2 , p .

New Developments in Nuclear Fusion Research

Author: Y. Nakamura

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594544866

Page: 276

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Nuclear fusion is a process in which two nuclei join, forming a larger nucleus and releasing or absorbing energy. With some exceptions, nuclei lighter than iron release energy when they fuse, while heavier nuclei absorb energy; this is because iron has the largest binding energy. Nuclear fusion of light elements is the energy source which causes stars to shine and hydrogen bombs to explode. Nuclear fusion of heavy elements is part of the process that triggers supernovae. Nuclear fusion as an energy source has several advantages: It is vast, new source of energy; Fuels are plentiful; Inherently safe since any malfunction results in a rapid shutdown; No atmospheric pollution leading to acid rain or "greenhouse" effect; Radioactivity of the reactor structure, caused by the neutrons, decays rapidly and can be minimised by careful selection of low-activation materials. Provision for geological time-span disposal is not needed. This book brings together leading research in this field which will play a major role in the 21st century.

Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Research

3rd Int. Conf. on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research,
Novosibirsk, vol. I, 573, IAEA, Vienna. Akulina, D. K. et al. (1977). Proc. 6th Int.
Conf. on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research,
Berchtesgaden, vol.

Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Research

Author: Richard D. Gill

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483217930

Page: 708

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Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Research covers the theoretical and experimental aspects of plasma physics and nuclear fusion. The book starts by providing an overview and survey of plasma physics; the theory of the electrodynamics of deformable media and magnetohydrodynamics; and the particle orbit theory. The text also describes the plasma waves; the kinetic theory; the transport theory; and the MHD stability theory. Advanced theories such as microinstabilities, plasma turbulence, anomalous transport theory, and nonlinear laser plasma interaction theory are also considered. The book further tackles the pinch and tokamak confinement devices; the stellarator confinement devices; the mirror devices; and the next generation tokamaks. The text also encompasses the fusion reactor studies; heating; and diagnostics. Physicists and people involved in the study of plasma physics and nuclear fusion will find the book invaluable.

Nuclear Fusion

Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research C.M. Braams, P.E.
Stott. Preface. Physicists who first cast an eye on the problem of the peaceful use
of thermonuclear energy, around the middle of the twentieth century, soon
realized ...

Nuclear Fusion

Author: C.M. Braams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420033786

Page: 327

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Fusion research started over half a century ago. Although the task remains unfinished, the end of the road could be in sight if society makes the right decisions. Nuclear Fusion: Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research is a careful, scholarly account of the course of fusion energy research over the past fifty years. The authors outline the different paths followed by fusion research from initial ignorance to present understanding. They explore why a particular scheme would not work and why it was more profitable to concentrate on the mainstream tokamak development. The book features descriptive sections, in-depth explanations of certain physical and technical issues, scientific terms, and an extensive glossary that explains relevant abbreviations and acronyms.

Laser Thermonuclear Fusion Research Review 1984 2008 on Generation of Suprathermal Particles Laser Radiation Harmonics and Quasistationary Magnetic Fields The Stefan University Graduate Courses ISSN 1543 558X

Research Review, (1984-2008), on Generation of Suprathermal Particles, Laser
Radiation Harmonics, and Quasistationary Magnetic Fields ... Classical energy
resources are limited, including light water nuclear fission reactors.

Laser Thermonuclear Fusion   Research Review   1984 2008   on Generation of Suprathermal Particles  Laser Radiation Harmonics  and Quasistationary Magnetic Fields   The Stefan University Graduate Courses ISSN  1543 558X

Author: V.Alexander STEFAN

Publisher: Stefan University Press

ISBN: 1889545899

Page:

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Plasma and Fusion Science

The 16th IAEA Technical Meeting on Research using Small Fusion Devices provided a forum for this work. The XI Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics followed.

Plasma and Fusion Science

Author: J. Julio E. Herrera Velázquez

Publisher: American Institute of Physics

ISBN:

Page: 532

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Mexico City, Mexico, 5 - 9 December 2005

Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion

The major research effort in the area of controlled nuclear fusion focuses on the
confinement of hot plasmas by means of strong magnetic fields. Magnetic
confinements are classified into toroidal and open end configurations.
Confinement in a ...

Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion

Author: Kenro Miyamoto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540280979

Page: 372

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The primary objectives of this book are, firstly, to present the essential theoretical background needed to understand recent fusion research and, secondly, to describe the current status of fusion research for graduate students and senior undergraduates. It will also serve as a useful reference for scientists and engineers working in the related fields. In Part I, Plasma Physics, the author explains the basics of magneto-hydrodynamics and kinetic theory in a simple and compact way and, at the same time, covers important new topics for fusion studies such as the ballooning representation, instabilities driven by energetic particles and various plasma models for computer simulations. Part II, Controlled Nuclear Fusion, attempts to review the "big picture" in fusion research. All important phenomena and technologies are addressed, with a particular emphasis on the topics of most concern in current research.