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Prospects of Generating Power with Laser-Driven Fusion

        

Prospects of Generating Power with Laser-Driven Fusion

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The present status of the prospects for electric power generation with laser-driven fusion as the primary energy source is reviewed. The fundamentals of laser-fusion reactor design and attendant means of utilizing the thermonuclear energy for commercial electric power generation are discussed. Theoretical fusion-pellet microexplosion energy release characteristics and the requirements for high-energy short-pulse leasers are described. The results of analyses to assess the engineering feasibility... More
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
Date Added to MERLOT: February 11, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 11, 2009
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Submitter: Brad Dawson
Keywords: Laser, Fusion

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Language: English
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