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Unformatted text preview: Fusion and the Era of Burning Plasmas. Fusion and the Era of Burning Plasmas. Steve Cowley, UCLA Steve Cowley, UCLA Bill Dorland, Maryland. Bill Dorland, Maryland. And members of the And members of the Center for Multi-scale Center for Multi-scale Plasma Dynamics. Plasma Dynamics. Energy: the Looming Crisis. Energy: the Looming Crisis. Physics Today June 2004 article by Paul Weisz US DOE. Population growth and energy demand are exhausting the world's fossil energy supplies, some on the timescale of a single human lifespan. For example: even Coal, the most plentiful fuel, is severely limited. 2016 - 2025 2016 - 2025 Burning Burning I.T.E.R. 4 major partners (Japan, Europe, Russia, US) have Committed >100% of the $5 Billion construction cost. $12 Billion project cost. Site decision June 28th 2005. Cadarache -- FRANCE. BASIC PARAMETERS. Plasma Major Radius 6.2m Plasma Minor Radius 2.0m Plasma Volume 840m3 Plasma Current 15.0MA Toroidal Field on Axis 5.3T Fusion Power 500MW Burn Flat Top >400s Power Amplification Q>10 Fusion Fusion One possible solution for a long term energy supply is Fusion -- the fusing together of light nucleii and the consequent release of energy. This reservoir can scarcely be other than the sub-atomic energy which, it is known, exists abundantly in all matter; we sometimes dream that man will one day learn how to release it and use it for his service. The store is well-nigh inexhaustible, if only it could be tapped....
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