Fun in Fusion Research

This book discusses the fun side of the quest to develop fusion energy--a modern equivalent of the hunt for the Holy Grail. After more than 70 years of research, despite great progress, the goal has not been realized. Do you have to be crazy to love quests like this? Not really, but you do have to have an unshakeable optimism. Through humorous anecdotes, and accessible yet detailed scientific discussion, this book illuminates the enjoyment of scientific research through an account of fifty years working on fusion energy development. The anecdotes bring out the human side of research, in which innovative and sometimes egocentric scientists create both clever and nutty experiments. Among the many stories within are witchcraft at Harwell, shocking experiences, entertaining talks, and the wit of top scientists such as Marshall Rosenbluth. Above all the book highlights the significant advances made in developing practical fusion energy and the promise for an exciting future with the National Ignition Facility and International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. This book will be of interest to physicists as well as other students and researchers in the scientific and wider communities. Shows the exciting and fun aspects of science research. Author has spent 54 years working in the area, offering key insights on the history of fusion. Clear, detailed explanations of fusion energy are supplied, helping non-science readers understand the area.--

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  • Author : John Sheffield
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 160 pages
  • ISBN : 9780323282963
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Fun in Fusion Research

Fun in Fusion Research
  • Author : John Sheffield
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 13 March 2013
GET THIS BOOKFun in Fusion Research

This book discusses the fun side of the quest to develop fusion energy--a modern equivalent of the hunt for the Holy Grail. After more than 70 years of research, despite great progress, the goal has not been realized. Do you have to be crazy to love quests like this? Not really, but you do have to have an unshakeable optimism. Through humorous anecdotes, and accessible yet detailed scientific discussion, this book illuminates the enjoyment of scientific research through an account of

Fun in Fusion Research

Fun in Fusion Research
  • Author : John Sheffield
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 20 February 2013
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This book discusses the fun side of the quest to develop fusion energy—a modern equivalent of the hunt for the Holy Grail. After more than 70 years of research, despite great progress, the goal has not been realized. Do you have to be crazy to love quests like this? Not really, but you do have to have an unshakeable optimism. Through humorous anecdotes, and accessible yet detailed scientific discussion, this book illuminates the enjoyment of scientific research through an account

Final Report of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research

Final Report of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Physics and Astronomy,Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 31 May 2019
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Fusion offers the prospect of virtually unlimited energy. The United States and many nations around the world have made enormous progress toward achieving fusion energy. With ITER scheduled to go online within a decade and demonstrate controlled fusion ten years later, now is the right time for the United States to develop plans to benefit from its investment in burning plasma research and take steps to develop fusion electricity for the nation's future energy needs. At the request of the

My Friend Albert

My Friend Albert
  • Author : John Sheffield
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 22 December 2017
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Young French conman, Albert Duvalier, helps college student, Simon Blackstone, overcome his self-consciousness and find the girl of his dreams in 1960s London. My Friend Albert was the recipient of the Southeastern Writers Association's 2015 Edna Sampson Award for an unpublished humorous novel.

Plasma Scattering of Electromagnetic Radiation

Plasma Scattering of Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Author : John Sheffield
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 22 October 2013
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Plasma Scattering of Electromagnetic Radiation covers the theory and experimental application of plasma scattering. The book discusses the basic properties of a plasma and of the interaction of radiation with a plasma; the relationship between the scattered power spectrum and the fluctuations in plasma density; and the incoherent scattering of low-temperature plasma. The text also describes the constraints and problems that arise in the application of scattering as a diagnostic technique; the characteristic performance of various dispersion elements, image dissectors,

Fusion Technology 1996

Fusion Technology 1996
  • Author : C. Varandas,F. Serra
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 02 December 2012
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The objective of these proceedings was to provide a platform for the exchange of information on the design, construction and operation of fusion experiments. The technology which is being developed for the next step devices and fusion reactors was also covered.

Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research

Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research
  • Author : National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 13 April 2015
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On October 17, 2014, spurred by incidents at U.S. government laboratories that raised serious biosafety concerns, the United States government launched a one-year deliberative process to address the continuing controversy surrounding so-called "gain-of-function" (GOF) research on respiratory pathogens with pandemic potential. The gain of function controversy began in late 2011 with the question of whether to publish the results of two experiments involving H5N1 avian influenza and continued to focus on certain research with highly pathogenic avian influenza over the next

My Friend Albert

My Friend Albert
  • Author : John Sheffield
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 03 November 2017
GET THIS BOOKMy Friend Albert

Young French conman, Albert Duvalier, helps college student, Simon Blackstone, overcome his self-consciousness and find the girl of his dreams in 1960s London. My Friend Albert was the recipient of the Southeastern Writers Association's 2015 Edna Sampson Award for an unpublished humorous novel.

14 MeV Neutrons

14 MeV Neutrons
  • Author : Vladivoj Valkovic
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 25 August 2015
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Despite the often difficult and time-consuming effort of performing experiments with fast (14 MeV) neutrons, these neutrons can offer special insight into nucleus and other materials because of the absence of charge. 14 MeV Neutrons: Physics and Applications explores fast neutrons in basic science and applications to problems in medicine, the environment, and security. Drawing on his more than 50 years of experience working with 14 MeV neutrons, the author focuses on: Sources of 14 MeV neutrons, including laboratory size accelerators, small and sealed tube

The Christmas Yearbook

The Christmas Yearbook
  • Author : Katie Topping
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 11 October 2016
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A lovely way to add extra sparkle to your Christmas! There's space to record how you prepared for and celebrated Christmas, list the gifts you received and gave, record special memories, and note all your favourite things about this special time of year. You can add photographs, ask friends and family to contribute festive messages, record special Christmas wishes, and lots more. Your plans for next year, New Year Resolutions, and how you celebrated New Year can also be documented.

Dink

Dink
  • Author : L. P. Wallinger
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 10 July 2015
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His name is Dink. He has adventures all around the world... And he's an idiot. If Arthur Conan Doyle watched Fleischer Brother cartoons all day in the hospital after sustaining a severe head injury, he might write something like this. If Jack Handey wrote for Weird Tales Magazine, circa 1934, and had a pretty serious substance abuse problem, he might sue me for plagiarism. If Forrest Gump, instead of being a kind and gentle man who seems dim but has hidden

Fusion

Fusion
  • Author : G. M. McCracken,Peter Stott
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 18 September 2021
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Fusion: The Energy of the Universe, 2e is an essential reference providing basic principles of fusion energy from its history to the issues and realities progressing from the present day energy crisis. The book provides detailed developments and applications for researchers entering the field of fusion energy research. This second edition includes the latest results from the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at Livermore, CA, and the progress on the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) tokamak programme

Magnetic Fusion Energy

Magnetic Fusion Energy
  • Author : George Neilson
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 02 June 2016
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Magnetic Fusion Energy: From Experiments to Power Plants is a timely exploration of the field, giving readers an understanding of the experiments that brought us to the threshold of the ITER era, as well as the physics and technology research needed to take us beyond ITER to commercial fusion power plants. With the start of ITER construction, the world’s magnetic fusion energy (MFE) enterprise has begun a new era. The ITER scientific and technical (S&T) basis is the

Rare Earths

Rare Earths
  • Author : Burt Webb
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 April 2012
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Two stolen Pakistani nuclear bombs, a conspiracy to manipulate the global market in rare earths and a plot to assassinate the President of the United States. It's going to be a busy week for Ali Monpour, special investigator for the National Security Advisor.Rare Earths is a fast-paced political thriller ripped from today's headlines! Action and intrigue intertwine from the deserts of Balochistan to the halls of power in Washington, D.C.