Nuclear fusion. Half a century of magnetic confinement fusion research
Braams, C. M., Stott, P. E.: Nuclear fusion. Half a century of magnetic confinement fusion research, Bristol and Philadelphia 2002
“This book is a careful and scholarly account of the course of research into fusion energy over these past fifty years. Here the authors outline the different paths followed by fusion research from initial ignorance to present understanding, be it the understanding why a particular scheme would not work, or why it was more profitable to concentrate, at least for the time being, on the mainstream tokamak development. In addition to descriptive sections with an in-depth explanation of certain physical and technical issues, scientific terms, abbreviations and acronyms are also explained in an extensive glossary.
With a thorough analysis of the development of the theory, engineering and political issues needed to create a viable fusion reactor Nuclear Fusion will be essential reading for those with an interest in plasma physics, from students and researchers to historians of science and energy policy makers.”