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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Misguided Fusion Research

Submission: July 08, 2021 Published: July 14, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2021.08.000695

ISSN: 2578-0336
Volume 8 Issue 4


The ultimate source of energy in the universe is nuclear fusion. It powers the sun and the stars. To work, extremely high temperature and high-pressure gases - plasmas -- are required. The stars hold their plasmas by gravity. On earth in an attempt to harness fusion for electric power production, magnetic fields are required to hold fusion plasmas, an extremely difficult task. Decades ago, a Russian magnetic field configuration - the tokamak - appeared promising and countries built ever larger tokamak experiments to develop this “Magnetic Bottle.”

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