New Developments in Nuclear Fusion Research

New Developments in Nuclear Fusion Research

Provision for geological time-span disposal is not needed. This book brings together leading research in this field which will play a major role in the 21st century.

Author: Y. Nakamura

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594544867

Category: Science

Page: 276

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Nuclear fusion is a process in which two nuclei join, forming a larger nucleus and releasing or absorbing energy. With some exceptions, nuclei lighter than iron release energy when they fuse, while heavier nuclei absorb energy; this is because iron has the largest binding energy. Nuclear fusion of light elements is the energy source which causes stars to shine and hydrogen bombs to explode. Nuclear fusion of heavy elements is part of the process that triggers supernovae. Nuclear fusion as an energy source has several advantages: It is vast, new source of energy; Fuels are plentiful; Inherently safe since any malfunction results in a rapid shutdown; No atmospheric pollution leading to acid rain or "greenhouse" effect; Radioactivity of the reactor structure, caused by the neutrons, decays rapidly and can be minimised by careful selection of low-activation materials. Provision for geological time-span disposal is not needed. This book brings together leading research in this field which will play a major role in the 21st century.
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Nuclear Fusion Research

Nuclear Fusion Research

This book reviews current understanding and concepts to deal with this remaining critical design issue for fusion reactors.

Author: Robert E. H. Clark

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540273622

Category: Science

Page: 461

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It became clear in the early days of fusion research that the effects of the containment vessel (erosion of "impurities") degrade the overall fusion plasma performance. Progress in controlled nuclear fusion research over the last decade has led to magnetically confined plasmas that, in turn, are sufficiently powerful to damage the vessel structures over its lifetime. This book reviews current understanding and concepts to deal with this remaining critical design issue for fusion reactors. It reviews both progress and open questions, largely in terms of available and sought-after plasma-surface interaction data and atomic/molecular data related to these "plasma edge" issues.
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Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Research

Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Research

The book further tackles the pinch and tokamak confinement devices; the stellarator confinement devices; the mirror devices; and the next generation tokamaks. The text also encompasses the fusion reactor studies; heating; and diagnostics.

Author: Richard D. Gill

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9781483217932

Category: Science

Page: 708

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Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Research covers the theoretical and experimental aspects of plasma physics and nuclear fusion. The book starts by providing an overview and survey of plasma physics; the theory of the electrodynamics of deformable media and magnetohydrodynamics; and the particle orbit theory. The text also describes the plasma waves; the kinetic theory; the transport theory; and the MHD stability theory. Advanced theories such as microinstabilities, plasma turbulence, anomalous transport theory, and nonlinear laser plasma interaction theory are also considered. The book further tackles the pinch and tokamak confinement devices; the stellarator confinement devices; the mirror devices; and the next generation tokamaks. The text also encompasses the fusion reactor studies; heating; and diagnostics. Physicists and people involved in the study of plasma physics and nuclear fusion will find the book invaluable.
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Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research

Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research

3 V . 15 VIC Library Cataloguing in Publication Data International Conference on
Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research ( 15th : 1994 : Seville ,
Spain ) Plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion research : proceedings of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015031860565

Category: Controlled fusion

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Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion

Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion

The primary objectives of this book are, firstly, to present the essential theoretical background needed to understand recent fusion research and, secondly, to describe the current status of fusion research for graduate students and senior ...

Author: Kenro Miyamoto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540280972

Category: Science

Page: 372

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The primary objectives of this book are, firstly, to present the essential theoretical background needed to understand recent fusion research and, secondly, to describe the current status of fusion research for graduate students and senior undergraduates. It will also serve as a useful reference for scientists and engineers working in the related fields. In Part I, Plasma Physics, the author explains the basics of magneto-hydrodynamics and kinetic theory in a simple and compact way and, at the same time, covers important new topics for fusion studies such as the ballooning representation, instabilities driven by energetic particles and various plasma models for computer simulations. Part II, Controlled Nuclear Fusion, attempts to review the "big picture" in fusion research. All important phenomena and technologies are addressed, with a particular emphasis on the topics of most concern in current research.
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Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear Fusion

The book features descriptive sections, in-depth explanations of certain physical and technical issues, scientific terms, and an extensive glossary that explains relevant abbreviations and acronyms.

Author: C.M. Braams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420033786

Category: Science

Page: 327

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Fusion research started over half a century ago. Although the task remains unfinished, the end of the road could be in sight if society makes the right decisions. Nuclear Fusion: Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research is a careful, scholarly account of the course of fusion energy research over the past fifty years. The authors outline the different paths followed by fusion research from initial ignorance to present understanding. They explore why a particular scheme would not work and why it was more profitable to concentrate on the mainstream tokamak development. The book features descriptive sections, in-depth explanations of certain physical and technical issues, scientific terms, and an extensive glossary that explains relevant abbreviations and acronyms.
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Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research 1976

Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research  1976

Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research , Tokyo , 1974 , vol.II , [
3 ] HACKER , H. , PACHER , G. , RENNER , H. , REHKER , S. , RINGLER , H. ,
and WÜRSCHING , E. , In Proc . 5th Conf . Plasma Physics and Controlled ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822001212158

Category: Controlled fusion

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Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research

Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research

Author: Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research 2, 1965, Culham

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ISBN: OCLC:1075340370

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Electromagnetic Waves for Thermonuclear Fusion Research

Electromagnetic Waves for Thermonuclear Fusion Research

Understanding these phenomena, which have slowed down progress towards a fusion reactor, requires the use of very sophisticated diagnostic tools, many of which employ electromagnetic waves.The primary objective of this book is to discuss ...

Author: Ernesto Mazzucato

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814571821

Category: Science

Page: 224

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The science of magnetically confined plasmas covers the entire spectrum of physics from classical and relativistic electrodynamics to quantum mechanics. During the last sixty years of research, our initial primitive understanding of plasma physics has made impressive progress thanks to a variety of experiments — from tabletop devices with plasma temperatures of a few thousands of degrees and confinement times of less than 100 microseconds, to large tokamaks with plasma temperatures of up to five hundred million degrees and confinement times approaching one second. We discovered that plasma confinement is impaired by a variety of instabilities leading to turbulent processes with scales ranging from the plasma size to a few millimeters. Understanding these phenomena, which have slowed down progress towards a fusion reactor, requires the use of very sophisticated diagnostic tools, many of which employ electromagnetic waves. The primary objective of this book is to discuss the fundamental physics upon which the application of electromagnetic waves to the study of magnetically confined plasmas is based. Contents:Controlled Thermonuclear FusionElectron WavesInhomogeneous PlasmasRefractive Index MeasurementsWave Propagation in Turbulent PlasmasNon-Collective ScatteringPlasma ReflectometryElectron Cyclotron Waves in Hot PlasmasElectron Cyclotron Emission Readership: Advanced students and professionals who are interested in thermonuclear plasmas. Key Features:Unique presentation of some diagnostic techniques for the study of thermonuclear plasmasThe author is a prominent expert in the area of plasma physics and nuclear fusion researchThere are no competing titles on magnetically confined plasmasKeywords:Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion;Tokamaks;Plasma DiagnosticsReviews: “This clearly written monograph is a very good text for researchers in the field of thermonuclear fusion in tokamak configurations where numerous electromagnetic processes play the essential role in plasma confinement and diagnostics.” Zentralblatt MATH
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Controlled Nuclear Fusion

Controlled Nuclear Fusion

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Nuclear and Alternative Energy Systems. Fusion Assessment Resource Group

Publisher: National Academy Press

ISBN: NAP:12669

Category: Controlled fusion

Page: 54

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Nuclear Fusion Bringing the Sun to Earth

Nuclear Fusion   Bringing the Sun to Earth

Essay from the year 2011 in the subject Engineering - Nuclear Engineering, Lancing College, language: English, abstract: The dream that a bathtub of water and 100 g lithium could supply a family for 50 years with electricity stimulated ...

Author: David Brückner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656353591

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 10

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Essay from the year 2011 in the subject Engineering - Nuclear Engineering, Lancing College, language: English, abstract: The dream that a bathtub of water and 100 g lithium could supply a family for 50 years with electricity stimulated scientists since the 1940s all over the world to make every effort to construct a working fusion reactor that uses the most fundamental of all energy sources: the nuclear fusion that fuels sun. In the late 1940’s scientists began to investigate if it was possible to use the nuclear fusion, that had been discovered to be the sun’s fuel, as an energy source on earth. The source of fusion energy is the binding energy of the atoms. The details of the physics behind fusion as well as the challenges facing the engineers to build a working reactor are outlined here. Both feasible possibilities of confinement, the Tokamak and the Stellarator are explained and discussed.
Categories: Technology & Engineering