Wonders of Nuclear Fusion: Creating an Ultimate Energy Source

Wonders of Nuclear Fusion: Creating an Ultimate Energy Source

By: Neal Singer (author)Hardback

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With accessible writing, Neal Singer introduces young readers to what fusion is--and isn't. He explains the ways scientists have approached and developed fusion and discusses its advantages over other forms of energy production. Mention nuclear fusion--the joining of two light atoms to form a heavier one--and most people think of bombs. But fusion has other uses, too. Inside an encapsulated space at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, scientists test the Z Machine, a pulsed power structure that uses electricity and magnetism to produce nuclear fusion. Although much of the research has focused on the development of nuclear weaponry, the Z Machine--along with the ITER machine in France and the National Ignition Facility in California, also discussed in suitable detail--may also help scientists find a way to harness fusion energy in order to provide clean, renewable energy to the world's growing population.

About Author

Neal Singer, a science writer at Sandia National Laboratories, has authored many freelance articles. This is his first book.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826347787
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 122
  • ID: 9780826347787
  • ISBN10: 0826347789

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