The Fairy Tale of Nuclear Fusion [electronic resource] / by L. J. Reinders.Tipo de material: TextoEditor: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2021Edición: 1st ed. 2021Descripción: XXX, 620 p. 171 illus., 138 illus. in color. online resourceTipo de contenido:
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From the contents: PART I: Introductory chapters -- Introduction and basic science -- Plasma -- PART II: Early fusion activity and the rise of the tokamak -- INTERMEZZO -- Summary of the world's efforts so far and further roadmap for fusion -- PART III: High noon -- PART IV: Concluding chapters -- Criticism of the fusion enterprise -- Economic and sustainability aspects of fusion -- Safety and Environment -- Applications and spinoffs -- Summary and final conclusion. .
This carefully researched book presents facts and arguments showing, beyond a doubt, that nuclear fusion power will not be technically feasible in time to satisfy the world's urgent need for climate-neutral energy. The author describes the 70-year history of nuclear fusion; the vain attempts to construct an energy-generating nuclear fusion power reactor, and shows that even in the most optimistic scenario nuclear fusion, in spite of the claims of its proponents, will not be able to make a sizable contribution to the energy mix in this century, whatever the outcome of ITER. This implies that fusion power will not be a factor in combating climate change, and that the race to save the climate with carbon-free energy will have been won or lost long before the first nuclear fusion power station comes on line. Aimed at the general public as well as those whose decisions directly affect energy policy, this book will be a valuable resource for informing future debates.