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  • Question of the week | Will fusion run out of fuel?

    One of the paradoxes of fusion, the virtually inexhaustible energy of the future, is that it relies on an element that does not exist—or just barely. Tritium, o [...]

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  • Managing data | Setting up a robust process

    Are the ITER systems and processes robust enough to manage the technical and project data for a program of ITER's complexity? Will quality information be made a [...]

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  • Image of the week | Bullseye

    Two perfectly circular structures, looking a lot like archery targets, have been installed on the west-facing wall of the Tokamak Complex. They are not for sh [...]

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  • Art and science | Seeking new perspectives on fusion

    Standing in the middle of the Tokamak Building, sound artist Julian Weaver positions his 3D microphone near one of the openings of the bioshield to record the s [...]

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  • Worksite photos | The view one never tires of

    For the past three-and a half years, ITER Communication has been documenting construction progress from the top of the tallest crane on the ITER worksite. Altho [...]

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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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