Fusion: The Energy of the Universe

Other | April 9, 2012

byGarry McCracken, Garry Mccracken, Peter Stott

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Fusion: The Energy of the Universe, 2eis an essential reference providing basic principles of fusion energy from its history to the issues and realities progressing from the present day energy crisis. The book provides detailed developments and applications for researchers entering the field of fusion energy research. This second edition includes the latest results from the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at Livermore, CA, and the progress on the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) tokamak programme at Caderache, France.



  • Comprehensive coverage- basic principles, detailed developments and practical applications
  • Wide accessibility, but with sufficient detail to keep the technical reader engaged
  • Details the initial discovery of nuclear fusion, current attempts to create nuclear fusion here on earth and today's concern over future energy supply
  • Color illustrations and examples
  • Includes technical notes for aspiring physicists

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Fusion: The Energy of the Universe, 2eis an essential reference providing basic principles of fusion energy from its history to the issues and realities progressing from the present day energy crisis. The book provides detailed developments and applications for researchers entering the field of fusion energy research. This second editi...

Peter Stott became interested in fusion energy whilst still an undergraduate student in 1962 and did his PhD in theoretical and experimental plasma physics working between Manchester University and the Harwell and Culham Laboratories. He joined the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Culham Laboratory in 1966 and has spent his professional c...

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Format:OtherDimensions:248 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 9, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123846579

ISBN - 13:9780123846570

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Table of Contents

Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1: What is Nuclear fusion? Chapter 2: Energy from Mass Chapter 3: Fusion in the Sun and Stars Chapter 4: Man-Made Fusion Chapter 5: Magnetic Confinement Chapter 6: The Hydrogen Bomb Chapter 7: Inertial Confinement Fusion Chapter 8: False Trails Chapter 9: Tokamaks Chapter 10: From T3 to ITER Chapter 11: ITER Chapter 12: Large Inertial Confinement Systems Chapter 13: Fusion Power Plants Chapter 14: Why We Will Need Fusion Energy Epilogue Units Glossary Further reading Index