Beam Plasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Hot Dense Matter
Author: Stefano Atzeni,Jürgen Meyer-ter-Vehn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
View: 1520This book is on fusion energy, burning hydrogen which is available from water. It is the energy source of the sun. It produces neither greenhouse gases leading to global warming nor long-lived nuclear waste. Here we describe how to use powerful lasers to ignite the hydrogen fuel. There are presently two large laser facilities under construction to demonstrate that this method works. This book is about the physics of this future energy source and addresses peoplewho work on it or want to understand its technical basis.