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Fusion: The Energy of the Universe - second edition out

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Fusion: The Energy of the Universe (G. McCracken, P. Stott), originally published in 2005, has been updated to include a completely new chapter on the ITER program; a new chapter on inertial confinement programs with discussions on the National Ignition Facility (NIF, US), Laser Mégajoule (LMJ, France), Fast Ignition Realization EXperiment (FIREX, Japan), and the High Power laser Energy Research facility (HiPER, proposed, Europe); and an enlarged chapter on fusion power plants including descriptions of the projected designs of the demonstration fusion power plant DEMO and the Laser Initial Fusion Energy project, LIFE.

Fusion: The Energy of the Universe, is an essential reference that covers the basic principles of fusion energy, its history, and the 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.

The book is available as a paperback or as a Kindle version either from the Amazon site or from Elsevier directly at: store.elsevier.com.


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