A Review of the DOE Plan for U.S. Fusion Community by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Plasma Science Committee, Committee to Review the U.S. ITER Science Participation Planning Process

ITER provides the U.S. and its overseas companions with the chance to discover new and interesting frontiers of plasma technology whereas bringing the promise of fusion power toward truth. The ITER venture has garnered the dedication and may draw at the medical power of 7 overseas companions, China, the ecu Union, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia, and the us, nations that signify greater than 1/2 the world's inhabitants. The luck of ITER is dependent upon each one partner's skill to completely interact itself within the medical and technological demanding situations posed by means of advancing our figuring out of fusion. during this e-book, the nationwide learn Council assesses the present U.S. division of strength (DOE) plan for U.S. fusion group participation in ITER, evaluates the plan's components, and recommends applicable targets, methods, and metrics for attention sooner or later improvement of the plan.

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The history of the fusion program shows the value of both types of metrics. Periodic peer review to measure scientific and performance progress will be important. S. participation in ITER includes well-thought-out metrics for measuring progress toward development of fusion energy as a power source. S. S. S. S. ITER research program. S. ability to contribute to the planning and achievement of ITER’s scientific goals. The committee underscores the importance of maintaining a vigorous domestic fusion research program.

Burning Plasma Organization. S. html 18 Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. S. S. scientists are strongly engaged in this planning process. The scientific gain reaped by the United States will depend on the ability of the nation to participate. In a nascent effort undertaken through the ITER design review, the United States has had strong participation and a significant influence. This strong participation should continue. S. research program for ITER as described in the DOE plan is appropriate and justified, and the committee notes that the domestic program will evolve as the international research program is developed.

S. S. Fusion Community Participation in the ITER Program, June 7, 2006, p. 15. S. Burning Plasma Organization. S. html 18 Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. S. S. scientists are strongly engaged in this planning process. The scientific gain reaped by the United States will depend on the ability of the nation to participate. In a nascent effort undertaken through the ITER design review, the United States has had strong participation and a significant influence. This strong participation should continue.

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