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In the context of ever growing energy consumption and exhausted fossil reserves and fuel, there is a great need to develop new energy sources.
Nuclear fusion is considered one solution in this respect: it consists of fusing light atom nuclei within a completely ionised gas, known as plasma. This solution is associated with lots of advantages (production of less polluting and safer electricity, also unlimited resources) in spite of some inconviences. Still, the path to the management of fusion is not entirely free and quite a bit of progress must be made theoretically and technologically.

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Authors: HARAUCHAMPS E, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Mémoire de stage 2004
Availability: Available from Association EURATOM-CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, CEA Cadarache, F-13108 St Paul-Lez-Durance, France Tel: (+33) 4 42 25 70 01; Fax: (+33) 4 42 25 64 21 E-mail:
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