Sun in a Bottle?... Pie in the Sky!: The Wishful Thinking of Nuclear Fusion Energy (Paperback)

Sun in a Bottle?... Pie in the Sky!: The Wishful Thinking of Nuclear Fusion Energy By L. J. Reinders Cover Image
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Preface.- What is nuclear fusion?.- Stellar processes and quantum mechanics.- Nuclear fusion of light elements.- Plasma.- Plasma in nuclear fusion devices.- Early history and declassification.- Birth of the tokamak.- The tokamak stampede and further developments.- The Big Tokamaks: TFTR, JET, JT-60.- The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.- Problems, problems, problems....- Post-ITER: Demo and fusion power plants.- Spherical tokamaks.- Stellarators and other alternative approaches.- Privately funded research.- Criticism of the fusion enterprise.- Economics and sustainability.- Environment and safety.- Summary and final conclusion.

About the Author


The author has had an active career in high-energy physics, earning a PhD from Utrecht University in 1976 and working as a post-doc at various research centres in Europe and Japan until 1988, when he switched to law and legal translation.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783030747336
ISBN-10: 3030747336
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: August 1st, 2021
Pages: 293
Language: English