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Suggested Citation:"Appendix K: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Final Report of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25331.
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Acronyms

3D three dimensional
ANS American Nuclear Society
APS American Physical Society
ARC affordable, robust, compact
ASDEX-U Axially Symmetric Divertor Experiment Upgrade
BSCCO bismuth strontium calcium copper oxide
CANDU Canada Deuterium Uranium
CD current drive
DEMO Demonstration Power Plant
DOE U.S. Department of Energy
DONES DEMO-Oriented Neutron Source
ECCD electron cyclotron current drive
ECFS Early Career Fusion Scientists
ELM edge localized mode
EP energetic particle
EU European Union
FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act
Suggested Citation:"Appendix K: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Final Report of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25331.
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FES Office of Fusion Energy Sciences
FESAC Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee
FNSF Fusion Nuclear Science Facility
FRC field-reversed configuration
FTE full-time equivalent
FY fiscal year
GDC General Dynamics Convair Division
HEPAP High Energy Physics Advisory Panel
HSX Helically Symmetric Experiment
HTS High Temperature Superconductor
IFMIF International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility
INL Idaho National Laboratory
IRP ITER Research Plan
ITER International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
ITPA International Tokamak Physics Activity
JET Joint European Torus
LCTF Large Coil Test Facility
LH lower hybrid
LHD Large Helical Device
LM liquid metal
LTS low-temperature superconducting
MFE magnetic fusion energy
MHD magnetohydrodynamic
NB neutral beam
NSTX National Spherical Torus Experiment
NTM neoclassical tearing mode
ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P5 Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel
PMI plasma-material interaction
PSI Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute
R&D research and development
Suggested Citation:"Appendix K: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Final Report of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25331.
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REBCO rare-earth barium copper oxides
RF radio frequency
SAS Small-Angle Slot
STAR Safety and Tritium Applied Research
TBM Test Blanket Module
TEC transformative enabling capabilities
TFTR Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor
UCLA University of California, Los Angeles
UFA University Fusion Association
ULTS Updated Long-Term Schedule
VLT Virtual Laboratory for Technology
W7-X Wendelstein 7-X
WDM whole device modeling
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Fusion offers the prospect of virtually unlimited energy. The United States and many nations around the world have made enormous progress toward achieving fusion energy. With ITER scheduled to go online within a decade and demonstrate controlled fusion ten years later, now is the right time for the United States to develop plans to benefit from its investment in burning plasma research and take steps to develop fusion electricity for the nation’s future energy needs. At the request of the Department of Energy, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organized a committee to develop a strategic plan for U.S. fusion research. The final report’s two main recommendations are: (1) The United States should remain an ITER partner as the most cost-effective way to gain experience with a burning plasma at the scale of a power plant. (2) The United States should start a national program of accompanying research and technology leading to the construction of a compact pilot plant that produces electricity from fusion at the lowest possible capital cost.

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