The thrilling scientific quest for almost limitless clean energy from nuclear fusionSince the 1950s, scientists have attempted to harness nuclear fusion - the process that creates the Sun's energy - to generate near-limitless amounts of electricity.But the fact that we still have no fusion power plants is testament to the complexities of the challenge. Now, the deepening climate crisis means that researchers around the world are in a race to create a mini-Sun here on Earth. The glittering prize is an energy source that emits no greenhouse gases and could solve energy equity and supply issues at a stroke.Sharon Ann Holgate, a former Young Professional Physicist of the Year, tells the compelling story of the ongoing scientific quest for a revolutionary new era of green energy production.
About the Author
SHARON ANN HOLGATE is a freelance science writer and broadcaster. She has written for Science and New Scientist and was co-author of The Way Science Works, shortlisted for the 2003 Junior Prize in the Aventis Prizes for Science Books.