Fusion Energy

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R. A. Gross

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, and Plasma Physics Laboratory, Columbia University, N.Y.

J. Eng. Power 100(3), 399-403 (Jul 01, 1978) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3446370 History: Received July 27, 1977; Online July 14, 2010


Fundamentals of controlled thermonuclear fusion power are summarized. Methods of heating plasma to ignition conditions and some plasma confinement techniques are discussed. Principles of the tokamak magnetic trap are described, and some of the major engineering developments that lie ahead are enumerated.

Copyright © 1978 by ASME
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