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45 Fusion Research Review Articles & Texts




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This article is from the Fusion FAQ, by Robert F. Heeter heeter1@llnl.gov with numerous contributions by others.

45 Fusion Research Review Articles & Texts

* Breunlich, W. H., and Kammel, P., "Muon-Catalyzed Fusion,"
_Annual Reviews of Nuclear and Particle Science_, 1989, Vol. 39,
pp. 311-356.

Comprehensive review of muon-catalyzed fusion research, science,
and unsolved problems.

Level - college physics background good.
[Robert F. Heeter, rfheeter@pppl.gov]

* Brunelli, B., et al., eds. _Safety, environmental impact and
economic prospects of nuclear fusion_. [360 p.] Plenum Publishing
Corporation. 1990.

From the Preface: "This book contains the lectures and the
concluding discussion of the 'Seminar on Safety, Environmental
Impact, and Economic Prospects of Nuclear Fusion', which was
held at Erice (Italy), August 6-12, 1989." Numerous articles
on diverse aspects of fusion research, focusing on the topics
listed.

[Robert F. Heeter, rfheeter@phoenix.princeton.edu]

* Colombo and Farinelli, "Progress in Fusion Energy," _Annual
Reviews of Energy and the Environment_, 1992, pp. 123-160.

A comprehensive summary of the state of fusion research.

Level - Not very technical, familiarity with terminology good.
[Robert F. Heeter, rfheeter@phoenix.princeton.edu]

* Dolan, Thomas J. _Fusion research._ [3 v.] Pergamon Press. 1980.

A decent overview of just about every aspect having to do
with fusion research, from physics (plasma, atomic, nuclear,
etc.) to large experiments (again, caveat emptor wrt the
currency of information on specific projects) to fusion
engineering issues (magnets, materials, nuclear engineering,
etc.).

Graduate Level (?)
[Albert Chou, albert@seas.ucla.edu]

* Holdren, et al, "Exploring the Competitive Potential of Magnetic
Fusion Energy: The Interaction of Economics with Safety and
Environmental Characteristics," _Fusion Technology_, Jan 1988.

Summarizes the results of the ESECOM fusion-reactor-design study.
Concludes that improved tokamaks are likely to be economically
competitive with fission and breeder-fission reactors.

Level - familiarity with fusion terminology necessary.
[Robert F. Heeter, rfheeter@phoenix.princeton.edu]

* Holdren, John P., "Safety and Environmental Aspects of Fusion
Energy," _Annual Reviews of Energy and the Environment_, 1991,
pp. 235-58.

??? Probably what it sounds like. Holdren is a fusion proponent
and does reactor design studies, among other things. ???

Level - familiarity with fusion terminology necessary?
[Robert F. Heeter, rfheeter@phoenix.princeton.edu]

* International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). _Status Report on
Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion_. (Published as Vol. 30, No 9, of
the journal _Nuclear Fusion_, in Sept. 1990.)

This is a comprehensive international review of all major controlled
fusion research. Starting to be a little dated, but still very
useful.

Level - high-level scientific literature.
[Robert F. Heeter, rfheeter@phoenix.princeton.edu]

* International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). _World Survey of
Activities in Controlled Fusion Research, 1991 Edition_. (Published
as a special supplement to the journal _Nuclear Fusion_). Over 630
pages.

This is not really a review article, but a compendium of people,
laboratories, machines, research programs, funding activity, and
so on, for every country doing fusion research. Good source of
statistics, acronyms, and so on. The 1991 edition is only the
latest in a series published approximately every 5 years.

Level - familiarity with fusion terminology useful
[Robert F. Heeter, rfheeter@phoenix.princeton.edu]

* Thomassen, K.I., "Progress in Magnetic Fusion Energy Research,"
_Proc. of the IEEE_, Vol. 81, No. 3 (1993) 390.

"A relatively recent paper giving an overview of the state of
Magnetic Fusion Energy research..."
[Scott W. Haney, haney@random.llnl.gov]

* Teller, Edward, ed. _Fusion: Magnetic confinement._ [2 v.]
Academic Press. 1981.

Good review articles on many subjects by important people in the
field (e.g., Kunkel on NBI, Porkolab on RF heating, Conn on
reactors [a helluva long chapter!], Dawson on advanced reactors).

Level: ??
[Albert Chou, albert@seas.ucla.edu]

 

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