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                            Summary of Opportunities in theFusion Energy Sciences Program
	Cover
	Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee 1998–1999
	PREFACE
	Title Page
	CONTENTS
	EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
	1. INTRODUCTION
		1.1 The Science of Fusion
		1.2 The Strategic Role of Fusion Energy Research
		1.3 Two Pathways to Fusion Energy
		1.4 The DOE and World Fusion Programs
		1.5 The Future Program
	2. FUSION ENERGY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
		2.1 Introduction
			2.1.1 Fusion Fuel Cycles
			2.1.2 Environmental and Safety Aspects of Fusion Energy Production
			2.1.3 Progress in Fusion Energy Research
		2.2 Magnetic Fusion Energy
			2.2.1 Introduction
			2.2.2 Physics of Magnetic Confinement
			2.2.3 Path to Magnetic Fusion Energy
				2.2.3.1 Externally Controlled Configurations
				2.2.3.2 Intermediate Configurations
				2.2.3.3 Self-Ordered Configurations
				2.2.3.4 Other Configurations
				2.2.3.5 Commonality and Complementarity in Toroidal Magnetic Confinement
				2.2.3.6 The MFE Portfolio
			2.2.4 Opportunities in MFE
		2.3 The Inertial Fusion Pathway to Fusion Energy
			2.3.1 Introduction
			2.3.2 ICF Target Physics
				2.3.2.1 Introduction
				2.3.2.2 Direct and Indirect Drive
				2.3.2.3 Experimental Progress
				2.3.2.4 National Ignition Facility
			2.3.3 An IFE Development Pathway for Lasers and Ion Beams
			2.3.4 IFE Drivers
				2.3.4.1 Ion Accelerators
				2.3.4.2 Lasers
			2.3.5 IFE Fusion Target Concepts and Design
				2.3.5.1 Ion-Beam-Driven Targets
				2.3.5.2 Laser-Driven Targets
		2.4 Technology Opportunities
			2.4.1 Overview and Recent Progress
				2.4.1.1 The Cost of Electricity
			2.4.2 The Technology Portfolio
				2.4.2.1 Plasma Technologies
				1-MW gyrotron.
				2.4.2.2 Nuclear Technologies and Safety
				2.4.2.3 Fusion Materials
			2.4.3 IFE Chamber and Target Technology R&D
				2.4.3.1 Chamber Approaches
				2.4.3.2 Targets
	3. SCIENTIFIC CONTEXT OF FUSION RESEARCH
		3.1 Introduction
			3.1.1 Plasma Science
			3.1.2 Conceptual Tools
			3.1.3 Evolution of Fusion Science
		3.2 Major Topical Areas in Plasma Science
			3.2.1 Hamiltonian Dynamics
			3.2.2 Long Mean-Free Path Plasmas
			3.2.3 Turbulence
			3.2.4 Dynamo and Relaxation
			3.2.5 Magnetic Reconnection
			3.2.6 Wave Propagation
			3.2.7 Nonneutral Plasmas
			3.2.8 Electrostatic Traps
			3.2.9 Atomic Physics
			3.2.10 Opacity in ICE/IFE
			3.2.11 Plasma Diagnostics
			3.2.12 Computer Modeling of Plasma Systems
			3.2.13 Advanced Computation
			3.2.14 Dense Matter
			3.2.15 High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics
		3.3 Major Topical Areas in Engineering Science
			3.3.1 Bulk Materials Science
			3.3.2 Surface Materials Science and Atomic Physics
			3.3.3 Heat Transfer at Liquid/Vacuum Interfaces
			3.3.4 Ablation, Radiation Gas Dynamics, and Condensation
			3.3.5 Neutron and Photon Transport in Materials
			3.3.6 Pebble Bed Thermomechanics
	4. NEAR-TERM APPLICATIONS
		4.1 Introduction
		4.2 Opportunities
			4.2.1 Microelectronics and Flat Panel Displays
			4.2.2 Materials and Manufacturing
			4.2.3 Environmental Applications
			4.2.4 Biomedical and Food-Safety Applications
			4.2.5 Plasma Propulsion
	LIST OF ACRONYMS
                        

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