Search for the Ultimate Energy Source [electronic resource] : A History of the U.S. Fusion Energy Program / by Stephen O. Dean.

By: Dean, Stephen O [author.]Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextTextSeries: Green Energy and Technology: Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XVI, 264 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461460374Subject(s): Energy | Energy policy | Energy and state | Nuclear fusion | Electric power production | Economic policy | Energy | Energy Policy, Economics and Management | R & D/Technology Policy | Nuclear Fusion | Energy TechnologyAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 333.79 | 338.926 LOC classification: HD9502-9502.5Online resources: Texto completo
Contents:
Prologue -- Chapter 1 - Fusion Fundamentals -- Chapter 2 - Fusion Concepts -- Chapter 3 - The Struggling Years - 1960s -- Chapter 4 - The Glory Years – 1970s -- Chapter 5 - The Carter Plan vs. The Reagan Agenda – 1980-1985 -- Chapter 6 - Successes and Disasters – 1985-1990 -- Chapter 7 - Hope for Resurgence – 1990-1995 -- Chapter 8 - Financial Tsunami – 1995-1999 -- Chapter 9 - The New Millennium: Science vs. Energy – 2000-2008 -- Chapter 10 - The Obama Administration – 2009-2012 -- Chapter 11 – Applications -- Chapter 12 - Engineering Challenges -- Chapter 13 – Energy -- Chapter 14 - Perspectives 2012 -- Chapter 15 - The Ultimate Energy Source? -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Recommended Reading and Information Resources -- References -- Persons Index -- Subject Index.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: Why has the clean, limitless energy promised by fusion always seemed just out of reach? Search for the Ultimate Energy Source: A History of the U.S. Fusion Energy Program, explains the fundamentals and concepts behind fusion power, and traces the development of fusion historically by decade—covering its history as dictated by US government policies, its major successes, and its prognosis for the future. The reader will gain an understanding of how the development of fusion has been shaped by changing government priorities as well as other hurdles currently facing realization of fusion power.  Advance Praise for Search for the Ultimate Energy Source: “Dr. Dean has been uniquely involved in world fusion research for decades and, in this book, describes the complicated realities like few others possibly could.” -Robert L. Hirsch, a former director of the US fusion program, an Assistant Administrator of the US Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA); an executive at Exxon, Arco, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); and lead author of the book The Impending World Energy Mess (Apogee Prime Books, 2009). “In this book, Dr. Dean provides the many reasons why fusion has progressed more slowly than many had hoped. Budget is usually cited as the culprit, but policy is equally to blame. Facilities have been closed down before their jobs were done—or in some cases, even started. It seems this situation has become endemic in fusion, and if one thinks about it, in other nationally important Science and Technology initiatives as well.” -William R. Ellis, a former scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Associate Director of Research at the US Naval Research Laboratory, a vice president at Ebasco Services and at Raytheon, and chair of the US ITER Industry Council and the US ITER Industrial Consortium.
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Prologue -- Chapter 1 - Fusion Fundamentals -- Chapter 2 - Fusion Concepts -- Chapter 3 - The Struggling Years - 1960s -- Chapter 4 - The Glory Years – 1970s -- Chapter 5 - The Carter Plan vs. The Reagan Agenda – 1980-1985 -- Chapter 6 - Successes and Disasters – 1985-1990 -- Chapter 7 - Hope for Resurgence – 1990-1995 -- Chapter 8 - Financial Tsunami – 1995-1999 -- Chapter 9 - The New Millennium: Science vs. Energy – 2000-2008 -- Chapter 10 - The Obama Administration – 2009-2012 -- Chapter 11 – Applications -- Chapter 12 - Engineering Challenges -- Chapter 13 – Energy -- Chapter 14 - Perspectives 2012 -- Chapter 15 - The Ultimate Energy Source? -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Recommended Reading and Information Resources -- References -- Persons Index -- Subject Index.

Why has the clean, limitless energy promised by fusion always seemed just out of reach? Search for the Ultimate Energy Source: A History of the U.S. Fusion Energy Program, explains the fundamentals and concepts behind fusion power, and traces the development of fusion historically by decade—covering its history as dictated by US government policies, its major successes, and its prognosis for the future. The reader will gain an understanding of how the development of fusion has been shaped by changing government priorities as well as other hurdles currently facing realization of fusion power.  Advance Praise for Search for the Ultimate Energy Source: “Dr. Dean has been uniquely involved in world fusion research for decades and, in this book, describes the complicated realities like few others possibly could.” -Robert L. Hirsch, a former director of the US fusion program, an Assistant Administrator of the US Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA); an executive at Exxon, Arco, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); and lead author of the book The Impending World Energy Mess (Apogee Prime Books, 2009). “In this book, Dr. Dean provides the many reasons why fusion has progressed more slowly than many had hoped. Budget is usually cited as the culprit, but policy is equally to blame. Facilities have been closed down before their jobs were done—or in some cases, even started. It seems this situation has become endemic in fusion, and if one thinks about it, in other nationally important Science and Technology initiatives as well.” -William R. Ellis, a former scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Associate Director of Research at the US Naval Research Laboratory, a vice president at Ebasco Services and at Raytheon, and chair of the US ITER Industry Council and the US ITER Industrial Consortium.

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