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  • Fusion (Nuclear Power) - Facts on File

Billions of dollars have been spent and hundreds of reactors have been built, but not a watt of usable power has been produced by a controlled fusion device. Unlike fission systems, precise prediction of fusion system behavior by mathematical means has proven difficult. Still, the advantages of this ultimate source of limitless power are too great to abandon. As energy problems of the world grow, work toward fusion power continues at a greater pace than ever before.The topic of fusion is one that is often met with the most recognition and interest in the nuclear power arena.

Written in clear and jargon-free prose, Fusion explores the big bang of creation to the blackout death of worn-out stars. A brief history of fusion research, beginning with the first tentative theories in the early 20th century, is also discussed, as well as the race for fusion power. This brand-new, full-color resource examines the various programs currently being funded or planned as well as the reality of fusion power and the magnitude of the challenge for future scientists and engineers.

Fusion (Nuclear Power) - Facts on File

Author
James A. Mahaffey
Publication Date
Publication Date
2012
ISBN/ASIN
ISBN/ASIN
978-0816076536
Book Category
Book Category
Pages
208
Edition
Edition
1