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01.Nuclear Materials Research Developments
02.Radiation Biophysics (Ionizing Radiations)
03.Introduction to Nuclear Physics
04.Neutrinos: Properties, Sources and Detection
05.New Developments in Nuclear Fusion Research
06.Radiation Physics Research Progress
07.Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics: New Research
08.In Situ Uranium Stabilization through Polyphosphate Remediation
09.Isospin Physics in Heavy-Ion Collisions at Intermediate Energies
10.Managing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Policy Implications of Expanding Global Access to Nuclear Power
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New Developments in Nuclear Fusion Research
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Editors: Y. Nakamura
Book Description:
Nuclear fusion is a process in which two nuclei join, forming a larger nucleus and releasing or absorbing energy. With some exceptions, nuclei lighter than iron release energy when they fuse, while heavier nuclei absorb energy; this is because iron has the largest binding energy. Nuclear fusion of light elements is the energy source which causes stars to shine and hydrogen bombs to explode. Nuclear fusion of heavy elements is part of the process that triggers supernovae.Nuclear fusion as an energy source has several advantages: It is vast, new source of energy;
Fuels are plentiful;Inherently safe since any malfunction results in a rapid shutdown; No atmospheric pollution leading to acid rain or "greenhouse" effect; Radioactivity of the reactor structure, caused by the neutrons, decays rapidly and can be minimised by careful selection of low-activation materials. Provision for geological time-span disposal is not needed. This new book brings together leading research in this field which will play a major role in the 21st century.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Experimental Study on Tandem Mirror Edge Plasmas and Theoretical Study on Plasmas in Divertor Environment; pp. 1-43
(Md. Khairul Islam, Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Dhaka Bangladesh and Yousuke Nakashima, Universiyt of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan);

Chapter 2. Material Probe Analysis for Plasma Facing Surface in the Large Helical Device; pp. 45-59
(T. Hino et al., Hakkaido University, Sapporo, Japan and National Institute for Fusion Science, Gifu-ken, Japan);

Chapter 3. Supersonic Molecular Beam Injection in Fusion Plasma; pp. 61-87
(Lianghua Yao, Southwestern University of Physics, Chengdu, China);

Chapter 4. A Diagnostic Method of Electromagnetic Field Patterns of Fast Wave in High Temperature Plasma; pp. 89-107
(Mikio Saigusa, Ibaraki University, Japan and Sadayoshi Kanazawa, Panasonic AVC Networks Company, Osaka-fu, Japan);

Chapter 5. Large Electric Fields in Stallarators; pp. 109-123
(Thomas Sunn Pedersen);

Chapter 6. Development of the Ignition Control Algorithm with Diagnostic Sets for an Inductive Operation in a Tokamak Reactor; pp. 125-151
(Osamu Mitarai, Kyusho Tokai University, Kumamoto, Japan);

Chapter 7. Optimization of Current Density Profile and High Performance Scenarios in the HL-2A Takamak,; pp. 153-196
(Qingdi Gao);

Chapter 8. Estafette of Drift Resonances, Stochasticity and Particle Transport; pp. 197-218
(Alexander A. Shishkin, Kharkove Institute of Physics and Technology and Kharkov V.N. Karazin National University, Ukraine);

Chapter 9. Positron Annihilation Investigations of Defects in Copper Alloys Selected for Nuclear Fusion Technology; pp. 219-235
(V. Slugen et al., Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava);

Chapter 10. Plasma Turbulent Transport Modelling; pp. 237-268
(R. Sanchez);


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-59454-486-7
   Status: AV
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