Magnetic Confinement Fusion Driven Thermonuclear Energy

  • Bahman┬áZohuri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Bahman Zohuri
    Pages 1-48
  3. Bahman Zohuri
    Pages 49-101
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 183-185

About this book


This book covers the principles and practices behind the Magnetic Confinement Fusion (MCF) approach to driven new source of energy. All possible technical methods, including well established theoretical research, as well as findings tested in an experimental tokamak reactor, are examined in order to determine how to best achieve breakeven via this pathway to plasma-driven fusion. The author undertakes a life cycle analysis to compare and contrast the efficiency, environmental impacts, and operating costs of plasma-driven MCF fusion against other forms of energy generation currently in widespread use. The associated computer code and numerical analysis are included in the book. No prior knowledge of MCF and no more than basic background in plasma physics is required.

  • Provides an updated approach to Magnetic Confinement Fusion
  • Includes Life Cycle Analysis, weighing the efficiency of plasma-driven fusion against other energy technologies
  • Tackles the specific challenges that have hindered commercial implementation


nuclear fusion tokamak toroidal configurations plasma heating toroidal plasmas plasma physics and fusion kinetic effects in plasma thermo nuclear energy magnetic confinement MCF fusion

Authors and affiliations

  • Bahman┬áZohuri
    • 1
  1. 1.Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc.AlbuquerqueUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51176-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51177-1
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