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Energy from Nuclear Fusion

Richard A Dunlap


Energy from Nuclear Fusion explores a range of issues relevant to the use of nuclear fusion as a potential solution to the energy problem. Prof. Dunlap assesses the viability of nuclear fusion as a component of our future energy mix, contextualising his discussion of nuclear fusion as an energy source through a comprehensive review of our current and future energy requirements. The book also considers alternatives to nuclear fusion alongside issues pertaining to the commercial application of nuclear-based solutions. Intended for upper-level undergraduate science and engineering students, as well as non-specialist graduate students and professionals looking for a scientifically-based overview of nuclear fusion power, Energy from Nuclear Fusion bridges the gap between descriptive texts and those intended for specialists, providing an accessible reference for anyone interested in nuclear fusion as a carbon-free energy solution.

Key Features:
  •  Provides a broad overview of the physics of fusion energy including both mainstream and alternative approaches 

  • Takes a rigorous scientific approach that is informative whilst remaining accessible to science/engineering students and researchers that are not specialists in the field 

  •  Discusses energy from nuclear fusion in the context of our future energy needs and other alternative energy options 

  • Provides an objective discussion of the viability of nuclear fusion as a future source of energy 

  • Written by an experienced author of twelve other books 

About Editors

Richard A. Dunlap has been a professor in the Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science at Dalhousie University since 1981 and currently holds a position as Research Professor. He was Faculty of Science Killam Research Professor from 2001 to 2006 and Director of the Dalhousie University Institute for Research in Materials from 2009 to 2015.

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Hardback ISBN: 9780750333054

Ebook ISBN: 9780750333078

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-3307-8

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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