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

Autor L. J. Reinders
en Limba Engleză Paperback – aug 2021
This book gives an accessible overview of the 70-year history of nuclear fusion research and the vain attempts to construct an energy-generating nuclear fusion reactor.  It shows that even in the most optimistic scenario nuclear fusion, despite the claims of its proponents and the billions being spent on research, will not be able to make a sizable contribution to the energy mix in this century. The important consequence is that nuclear fusion will not be a factor in combating climate change, since the race for carbon-free energy will have been won or lost long before the first nuclear fusion power station comes on line.

 
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9783030747336
ISBN-10: 3030747336
Pagini: 293
Ilustrații: XV, 293 p. 50 illus., 43 illus. in color.
Dimensiuni: 155 x 235 mm
Greutate: 0.44 kg
Ediția:1st ed. 2021
Editura: Springer International Publishing
Colecția Springer
Locul publicării:Cham, Switzerland

Cuprins

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.
 

Notă biografică

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.

Textul de pe ultima copertă

This book gives an accessible overview of the 70-year history of nuclear fusion research and the vain attempts to construct an energy-generating nuclear fusion reactor.  It shows that even in the most optimistic scenario nuclear fusion, despite the claims of its proponents and the billions being spent on research, will not be able to make a sizable contribution to the energy mix in this century. The important consequence is that nuclear fusion will not be a factor in combating climate change, since the race for carbon-free energy will have been won or lost long before the first nuclear fusion power station comes on line.

 

Caracteristici

Demonstrates with facts and figures why nuclear fusion power will arrive, if at all, too late to help prevent climate change
Presents a clear and accessible overview of magnetic nuclear fusion as a potential energy-generating option
Describes the immense unsolved problems still facing nuclear fusion researchers and engineers