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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Bibliography of Previous Inertial Confinement Fusion Studies Consulted by the Committee." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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Bibliography of Previous Inertial Confinement Fusion Studies Consulted by the Committee

“2002 Fusion Summer Study Report.” 2003. Snowmass, Colorado. July 8-19.

R. Davidson, B. Ripin, M. Abdou, et al. 1994. Fusion Energy Advisory Committee (FEAC): Panel 7 report on inertial fusion energy, Journal of Fusion Energy 13(2/3): 233-260.

Executive Office of the President, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. 2010. “Report to the President on Accelerating the Pace of Change in Energy Technologies Through an Integrated Federal Energy Policy.” November.

Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee. 1999. “Opportunities in the Fusion Energy Sciences Program.” June.

_______. 1999. “Report of the FESAC Panel on Priorities and Balance.” September.

_______. 2001. “Review of the Fusion Theory and Computing Program.” August.

_______. 2002. “Report of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee Burning Plasma Strategy Panel: A Burning Plasma Program Strategy to Advance Fusion Energy.” September.

_______. 2003. “Report of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee Fusion Development Path Panel: A Plan for the Development of Fusion Energy.” March.

_______. 2004. “Review of the Inertial Fusion Energy Program.” March.

_______. 2005. “Scientific Challenges, Opportunities and Priorities for the U.S. Fusion Energy Sciences Program.” April.

_______. 2009. “Panel on High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas: Advancing the Science of High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas.” January.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Bibliography of Previous Inertial Confinement Fusion Studies Consulted by the Committee." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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National Research Council. 1986. Review of the Department of Energy’s Inertial Confinement Fusion Program. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

_______. 1990. Review of the Department of Energy’s Inertial Confinement Fusion Program. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

_______. 1997. Review of the Department of Energy’s Inertial Confinement Fusion Program: The National Ignition Facility. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

_______. 2003. Frontiers in High Energy Density Physics: The X-Games of Contemporary Science. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press.

_______. 2004. Burning Plasma: Bringing a Star to Earth. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press.

_______. 2007. Plasma Science: Advancing Knowledge in the National Interest. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press.

J. Sheffield, M. Abdou, R. Briggs, et al. 1999. Report of the FEAC inertial fusion energy review panel: July 1996, Journal of Fusion Energy 18(4): 195-211.

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NOTE: For brevity, the committee presents here only studies it consulted that were produced by the National Research Council and federal advisory committees. A full list of materials consulted by the committee is available through the National Academies’ Public Access Records Office.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Bibliography of Previous Inertial Confinement Fusion Studies Consulted by the Committee." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Bibliography of Previous Inertial Confinement Fusion Studies Consulted by the Committee." National Research Council. 2013. An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18289.
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The potential for using fusion energy to produce commercial electric power was first explored in the 1950s. Harnessing fusion energy offers the prospect of a nearly carbon-free energy source with a virtually unlimited supply of fuel. Unlike nuclear fission plants, appropriately designed fusion power plants would not produce the large amounts of high-level nuclear waste that requires long-term disposal. Due to these prospects, many nations have initiated research and development (R&D) programs aimed at developing fusion as an energy source. Two R&D approaches are being explored: magnetic fusion energy (MFE) and inertial fusion energy (IFE).

An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy describes and assesses the current status of IFE research in the United States; compares the various technical approaches to IFE; and identifies the scientific and engineering challenges associated with developing inertial confinement fusion (ICF) in particular as an energy source. It also provides guidance on an R&D roadmap at the conceptual level for a national program focusing on the design and construction of an inertial fusion energy demonstration plant.

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