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Energy from Inertial Fusion

English STI/PUB/944 92-0-100794-9
457 146 96.00 1995


This publication describes the current scientific, engineering and technological developments in the field of inertial confinement fusion (ICF). It provides an introduction to ICF as well as an overview of the various technologies needed for inertial fusion power plant development. It was compiled by an international group of experts under the auspices of an IAEA Advisory Group on Inertial Fusion Energy and is intended for a large audience, e.g. policy makers, scientists, engineers or technologists in other fields, and students.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Inertial fusion energy fundamentals; 2. Inertial confinement target physics; 3. IFE power plant design principles; 4. Special design issues; 5. Inertial fusion energy development strategy; 6. Safety and environmental impact; 7. Economics and other figures of merit; 8. Other uses of inertial fusion; 9. International activities; Authors.

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