Magnetic Fusion Energy: From Experiments To Power Plants by George NeilsonMagnetic Fusion Energy: From Experiments To Power Plants by George Neilson

Magnetic Fusion Energy: From Experiments To Power Plants

byGeorge Neilson

Hardcover | June 22, 2016

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Magnetic Fusion Energy: From Experiments to Power Plantsis a timely exploration of the field, giving readers an understanding of the experiments that brought us to the threshold of the ITER era, as well as the physics and technology research needed to take usbeyond ITER to commercial fusion power plants.

With the start of ITER construction, the world's magnetic fusion energy (MFE) enterprise has begun a new era. The ITER scientific and technical (S&T) basis is the result of research on many fusion plasma physics experiments over a period of decades.

Besides ITER, the scope of fusion research must be broadened to create the S&T basis for practical fusion power plants, systems that will continuously convert the energy released from a burning plasma to usable electricity, operating for years with only occasional interruptions for scheduled maintenance.



  • Provides researchers in academia and industry with an authoritative overview of the significant fusion energy experiments
  • Considers the pathway towards future development of magnetic fusion energy power plants
  • Contains experts contributions from editors and others who are well known in the field
Dr George "Hutch" Neilson manages PPPL's international stellarator and tokamak collaborations. In that context, he is program manager and national point-of-contact for U.S. collaborations with the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator experiment in Germany, and a project manager for coil-design collaborations with the JET tokamak experiment in O...
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Title:Magnetic Fusion Energy: From Experiments To Power PlantsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:632 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 22, 2016Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081003153

ISBN - 13:9780081003152

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Magnetic Fusion Issues 1. Introduction: The Path to Magnetic Fusion Energy 2. Plasma Performance, Burn, and Sustainment 3. Plasma Exhaust 4. Power Extraction and Tritium Self-Sufficiency

Part 2. Experiments: scientific foundations for ITER 5. ASDEX-U (operating) 6. DIII-D (operating) 7. TFTR (operated until 1997) 8. JET (operating) 9. Tore Supra / WEST (operated until recently, being converted to WEST) 10. Alcator C-Mod (operating)

Part 3. Experiments: developing the basis for going beyond ITER 11. NSTX-U (operating) 12. MAST (operating) 13. EAST (operating) 14. JT-60SA (under construction) 15. LHD (operating) 16. Wendelstein 7-X (under construction; to start operating in 2015)

Part 4. Key technological elements of magnetic fusion energy power plants 17. Magnets for magnetic fusion power plants 18. Heating and fueling of magnetic fusion power plants 19. Diagnostics for magnetic fusion power plants 20. Plasma-Facing Components for magnetic fusion power plants 21. Blankets for magnetic fusion power plants

Part 5. ITER and future fusion power plants 22. ITER: a unique step in the development of fusion energy (under construction) 23. Tokamak fusion power plants 24. Stellarator fusion power plants