Wonders of Nuclear Fusion: Creating an Ultimate Energy Source by Neal SingerWonders of Nuclear Fusion: Creating an Ultimate Energy Source by Neal Singer

Wonders of Nuclear Fusion: Creating an Ultimate Energy Source

byNeal Singer

Hardcover | July 16, 2011

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With accessible writing, Neal Singer introduces young readers to what fusion is--and isn't. He explains the ways scientists have approached and developed fusion and discusses its advantages over other forms of energy production.

Mention nuclear fusion--the joining of two light atoms to form a heavier one--and most people think of bombs. But fusion has other uses, too. Inside an encapsulated space at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, scientists test the Z Machine, a pulsed power structure that uses electricity and magnetism to produce nuclear fusion. Although much of the research has focused on the development of nuclear weaponry, the Z Machine--along with the ITER machine in France and the National Ignition Facility in California, also discussed in suitable detail--may also help scientists find a way to harness fusion energy in order to provide clean, renewable energy to the world's growing population.

Neal Singer, a science writer at Sandia National Laboratories, has authored many freelance articles. This is his first book.
Title:Wonders of Nuclear Fusion: Creating an Ultimate Energy SourceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:130 pages, 10.3 × 7.28 × 0.69 inPublished:July 16, 2011Publisher:University of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826347789

ISBN - 13:9780826347787

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 9