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The fairy tale of nuclear fusion / L. J. Reinders.

Author/Creator:
Reinders, L. J., author.
Publication:
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (628 pages)
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Subjects:
Nuclear fusion.
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Summary:
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.
Contents:
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.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 10, 2021).
Other format:
Print version: Reinders, L. J. The Fairy Tale of Nuclear Fusion
ISBN:
9783030643447
3030643441
9783030643430
3030643433
9783030643454
303064345X
9783030643461
3030643468
OCLC:
1255225085
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-3-030-64344-7 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.