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The quest for a fusion energy reactor

Weston M. Stacey

The quest for a fusion energy reactor

an insider"s account of the INTOR Workshop

by Weston M. Stacey

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fusion reactors -- Design and construction,
  • Engineering test reactors -- Design and construction,
  • Tokamaks,
  • Fusion reactors -- Research -- International coorporation

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementWeston M. Stacey.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTK9204 .S62 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23534496M
    ISBN 109780199733842
    LC Control Number2009022620
    OCLC/WorldCa391384352

      After a Decade of Work, Fusion Reactor Assembly Begins The 'Hardest Part Lies Ahead' for Fusion Reactor in France One of 15m toroidal filed coils in place at ITER in France. Check out the infographic to learn about this futuristic energy source. You’ll find out how fusion reactions power the Sun, how researchers replicate them in the lab and what lies ahead for fusion energy. A fusion power plant might sound like science fiction, but it .

      Now that the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor [ITER] is under construction, the playing field for the planet’s energy future has shifted. Given even the most promising lead time for fusion viability is decades ahead, nuclear fission will have to compete with both fossil fuels and so-called renewables for market share. Cover title: Starpower, the U.S. and the international quest for fusion energy: summary. Shipping list no.: P. "October "--Page 4 of cover. "OTA-E"--Page 4 of cover. Description: v, 27 pages: illustrations ; 26 cm: Other Titles: Starpower, the U.S. and the international quest for fusion energy.

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The quest for a fusion energy reactor by Weston M. Stacey Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Quest for a Fusion Energy Reactor is the story of the INTOR Workshop (INternational TOkamak Reactor) which brought together scientists and engineers from Europe, Japan, the United States, and the (then) USSR from to to share their individual research and work cooperatively on the design and development possibilities for harnessing /5(3).

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When fusion energy is a way of life in the years ahead, this book will be a classic, in my opinion. The international makeup of the members of INTOR overcame practical and political problems to reach a successful solution in the development of a reactor.

As our fossil fuels deplete over the next 30 years or so, fusion energy may be man's /5. The quest for a fusion energy reactor: an insider's account of the INTOR Workshop / Weston M.

Stacey. At the Geneva Superpower Summit in NovemberSecretary of the former Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Ronald Regan agreed to pursue an international effort to develop fusion energy for The quest for a fusion energy reactor book purposes.

The Quest for a Fusion Energy Reactor An Insider's Account of the INTOR Workshop Weston Stacey. The history of a collaboration that led to the world's largest international scientific partnership, the ITER project to build the first fusion energy reactor Share: Also of.

China Is About to Fire Up Its 'Artificial Sun' in Quest for Fusion Energy. This is one of the biggest issues facing the development of a commercial fusion reactor, and the results from HL-2M. "Clery's book, "A Piece of the Sun," builds upon his reporting for Physics World, New Scientist and the journal Science to tell the story of fusion research from its beginnings in the 19th century, when it dawned on physicists that the sun couldn't possible be powered by coal The quest has been a decades-long roller-coaster ride of hope and Reviews: Fusion Energy Gets Ready to Shine—Finally Three decades and $ billion later, ton International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor is close to.

Celsius and confining the fusion fuel to the vessel within the reactor. Additionally, finding the right material to construct the fusion reactor, and developing the mechanism that will be used to extract the enormous energy/heat that is emitted, are among the other major challenges in the quest to produce electricity from fusion.

“Claessens' new book, titled ‘ITER: The Giant Fusion Reactor: Bringing a Sun to Earth,’ is a vivid account of humanity's decadeslong quest to achieve a near unlimited source of carbon-free energy by replicating the force that drives the solar system.” (Nathanial Gronewold, E&E News,Febru ).

This book provides for the first time an insider’s view into ITER, the biggest fusion reactor in the world, which is currently being constructed in southern France. Aimed at bringing the “energy of the stars” to earth, ITER is funded by the major economic powers (China.

A conventional fission reactor splits atoms in order to generate energy, but the fusion process works the other way—it forces atoms together under great heat. It is the core of the sun from which nuclear fusion technology is based, a technology that unlike nuclear fission, with conventional nuclear reactors, produces 4-times as much energy.

Get this from a library. The quest for a fusion energy reactor: an insider's account of the INTOR Workshop. [Weston M Stacey] -- At the Geneva Superpower Summit in NovemberSecretary of the former Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Ronald Regan agreed to pursue an international effort to develop fusion.

This book is a good introduction to the science and the history of the quest for fusion energy. Fusion energy is a form of Nuclear Energy that fuses atoms together as opposed to splitting them apart in fission.

Fission right now is used by the nuclear power industry. It is a proven if troublesome energy technology/5(26). Weston Stacey is the author of The Quest for a Fusion Energy Reactor ( avg rating, 5 ratings, 2 reviews, published )/5. The Quest for a Fusion Energy Reactor by Weston M.

Stacey, Oxford University Press, New York,pages, ISBN$25 hard cover. The technology of thermonuclear fusion with magnetic containment progressed through construction of ever larger and more expensive devices until, bythe magnitude and cost of future.

Despite continuous investment since the s, the United States’ quest for a viable fusion reactor has proven elusive. Long thought by many to be impossible at. The quest for a fusion energy reactor: an insider's account of the INTOR Workshop.

[Weston M Stacey] highly recommend this book to all those involved in fusion research, administration, and policy.

It is well written, in an engaging style, while also being unusually candid and thorough. Get this from a library. The Quest for a Fusion Energy Reactor: an Insider's Account of the INTOR Workshop. [Weston Stacey] -- At the Geneva Superpower Summit in NovemberSecretary of the former Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Ronald Regan agreed to pursue an international effort to develop fusion.

Fusion power is a proposed form of power generation that would generate electricity by using heat from nuclear fusion a fusion process, two lighter atomic nuclei combine to form a heavier nucleus, while releasing energy.

Devices designed to harness this energy are known as fusion reactors. Fusion processes require fuel and a confined environment with sufficient temperature.The promise of fusion energy ultimately to pro­ vide a clean, cheap, dependable and potentially inexhaustible energy source augurs well for the future of the human race.

If there were illusions at the start of the quest for controlled thermonuclear power that solutions would be easily found, the past two decades have dlspelled them.The ITER thermonuclear fusion reactor has been designed to create a plasma of megawatts (thermal) for around twenty minutes while 50 megawatts of thermal power are injected into the tokamak, resulting in a ten-fold gain of plasma heating power.

Thereby the machine aims to demonstrate, for the first time in a fusion reactor, the principle of producing more thermal power than is used to heat.