Hydrogen: The Ultimate Energy Source

  • J. G. Hirschberg


Nuclear fusion of hydrogen provides an attractive source of energy for the Hydrogen Economy. There is plenty of raw material: the oceans and lakes of the world can supply enough heavy hydrogen to satisfy our present needs for countless millenia to come. The process is clean; the only lasting product is inert helium. The exploration of possible methods to unlock this source of energy spans 30 years and as many countries. A solution of this, perhaps the central technological problem of our time, remains elusive, although we are apparently approaching it.


Fusion Energy Confinement Time Hydrogen Economy Alamos Scientific Laboratory Primary Energy Production 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Hirschberg
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  1. 1.The University of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

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