Dreaming about the Future: Abundant Clean Energy from Atomic Fusion

  • Linda Baine McGown
  • John O’M. Bockris


For a hundred years or so man has obtained most of his energy by using chemical reactions, such as the reaction of fossil fuels like coal with oxygen of the air. The heat given out in such reactions is used to vaporize water, producing steam power to drive turbines and generators, and give us electricity. In the preceding chapters, we have discussed the prospects for a transition from chemically generated energy to energy derived from atomic fission. Very small masses of fuel would be needed to give the same energy as that given by large masses of coal in a normal chemical electricity plant.


Atomic Nucleus Radioactive Waste Fusion Reaction Fusion Process Fission Reactor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Baine McGown
    • 1
  • John O’M. Bockris
    • 2
  1. 1.California State UniversityLong BeachUSA
  2. 2.Texas A & MCollege StationUSA

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