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The potential for controlled thermonuclear fusion to become a vital source of energy for future generations is described and the conditions under which a fusion reactor could work are discussed briefly. The status of fusion research and the prospects for the future are summarised. An outline of the fundamentals of auxiliary plasma heating methods using the injection of energetic neutral beams or the launching of various types of electromagnetic waves into the plasma is provided and the present status of the three main RF heating techniques is also given.

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Authors: VAN OOST G, Ecole Royale Militaire, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Proceedings of the Workshop on High Power Microwave Generation and Applications, Varenna (IT) (1992) pp. 99-120
Record Number: 199210851 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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