Sun in a Bottle?... Pie in the Sky!

The Wishful Thinking of Nuclear Fusion Energy

Authors: Reinders, L. J.

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  • Demonstrates with facts and figures why nuclear fusion power will arrive, if at all, too late to help prevent climate change
  • Presents a clear and accessible overview of magnetic nuclear fusion as a potential energy-generating option
  • Describes the immense unsolved problems still facing nuclear fusion researchers and engineers
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About this book

This book gives an accessible overview of the 70-year history of nuclear fusion research and the vain attempts to construct an energy-generating nuclear fusion reactor.  It shows that even in the most optimistic scenario nuclear fusion, despite the claims of its proponents and the billions being spent on research, will not be able to make a sizable contribution to the energy mix in this century. The important consequence is that nuclear fusion will not be a factor in combating climate change, since the race for carbon-free energy will have been won or lost long before the first nuclear fusion power station comes on line.

 

About the authors

The author has had an active career in high-energy physics, earning a PhD from Utrecht University in 1976 and working as a post-doc at various research centres in Europe and Japan until 1988, when he switched to law and legal translation.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • What is Nuclear Fusion?

    Pages 1-11

    Reinders, L. J.

  • Stellar Processes and Quantum Mechanics

    Pages 13-17

    Reinders, L. J.

  • Nuclear Fusion of Light Elements

    Pages 19-27

    Reinders, L. J.

  • Plasma

    Pages 29-35

    Reinders, L. J.

  • Plasma in Nuclear Fusion Devices

    Pages 37-49

    Reinders, L. J.

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eBook $24.99
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Softcover $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-74733-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sun in a Bottle?... Pie in the Sky!
Book Subtitle
The Wishful Thinking of Nuclear Fusion Energy
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-74734-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-74734-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-74733-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 293
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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