The committee concludes that the United States is ready to take the next critical step in fusion research and recommends that participation in a burning plasma experiment be implemented through participation in the ITER project as part of a strategically balanced fusion program. As the following chapters show, the opportunity for advancing the science of fusion energy has never been greater or more compelling, and the fusion community has never been so ready to take this step.
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"1 Next Steps for the Fusion Science Program."
Burning Plasma: Bringing a Star to Earth.
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