Controlled thermonuclear fusion and the European Community Fusion programme
The aim of the Carolus Magnus Summer School was to give young scientists and engineers an impression of the fascination of fusion research. This introductory paper explains the difficulties in creating the conditions for a controlled self-sustaining fusion burn, and the advantages to be gained from the use of this as an energy source. It describes the European Community Fusion programme, and the successful Joint European Torus (JET) and other current tokamaks. It then explains the technology needed for the Next Step devices, ITER and DEMO, and the long time-scale involved in such R&D.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Transactions of Fusion Technology, Vol. 25 (1994) pp. 3-6
Record Number: 199410539 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en