- Shows the exciting and fun aspects of science research
- Author has spent 54 years working in the area, offering key insights on the history of fusion
- Clear, detailed explanations of fusion energy are supplied, helping non-science readers understand the area
Students, researchers, and professionals in physics, as well as those interested in the fun in science.
Table of Contents
1. The Fusion Dream
A Cutting Review
Genesis of Fusion Research
2. Harwell Heydays
Arcs and Sparks
3. Stick with Spiders—Tarantula
4. Ph.D. Experiment and Security
My Ph.D. Experiment and Other Plasmas
The Patrol Force
5. Culture Shock
The Oblique Shock-Wave Experiment
Two States Separated by a Common Language
6. Talks Can Surprise Us
Cakes and Ale
7. Culham Again
Neutral Beams and CLEO
A Weird Occurrence
8. JET: Larger and Larger
Entertainment in Dubna
9. JET Design: Do It Again, and Again, and … ?
Entertaining Times on JET
Visiting the Former Soviet Union
10. 1977: Back in the U.S.A.
Security—A Serious Matter
The Elmo Bumpy Torus
The Early 1980s
Listening to the Father of the Hydrogen Bomb
11. Conferences in Erice
12. The Winding Stellarator Road
Stellarators and Koji Uo
The Advanced Toroidal Facility (ATF)
13. Fusion’s Prospects
The Dinosaur Chart
The Art of Stating Goals—JET and TFTR
What’s in a Q?
The Shiva Winner Altruistic Trust
14. Fear and Flying
What’s in a Name?
Flying to D.C.
Interesting Sides of Al Gore
15. The Oscillating Fusion Program
16. What About Fusion Energy?
Sir Walter Raleigh Selling Fusion Energy
17. Fusion and the Universe
Forces in the Universe
Fusion Power Plants
Fusion Energy and the Plasma State
Background to MFE
Background to IFE
Main Challenges for Fusion Energy Research
Confining the Plasma Energy
Heating and Fueling the Plasma
Handling the Fusion Power
Challenges for a Fusion Power Plant
Reflections on 50 Years in Fusion Research
- No. of pages: 160
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Elsevier 2013
- Published: February 20, 2013
- Imprint: Elsevier
- eBook ISBN: 9780124078611
About the Author
He served on the US-DOE’s Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee for over a decade, chairing it from 1996 to 2000. From 1988 to 1994, he was director of Fusion Energy at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. From 1995 to 2003, he was director for Energy Technology Programs at ORNL, and from 1997 also director of the Joint Institute for Energy and Environment at the University of Tennessee. There he remains as a Senior Fellow in what is now called the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment.
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