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US National Academies publishes ten-year assessment report on plasma science and engineering

Sabina Griffith

Every decade, the U.S. National Academies conducts a survey that assesses the progress achieved in the field of plasma science and engineering, and formulates an outlook for the future. The last report was published in 1995.

The new report has just been finished and was released on 29 May, 2007. It examines the status of research in low-temperature science and engineering, high energy density plasma physics, magnetic fusion, space and astrophysical plasmas, and the basic plasma science, and makes recommendations to the U.S. government to improve the national effort. The report is available on the website of the National Academies.

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