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National Academy Study on U. S. Strategy for Burning Plasma Physics 2017
  • Charge for 2017 National Academy Study
  • National Academy Committee named to Review DOE Plan for Burning Plasmas Strategy 2017
  • Interim National Academy Report on the assessment of the proposed U.S. Burning plasma Program Strategy was issued on October 30, 2017

  • Community Workshops on US Strategic Plan 2017

    Roadmaps  and Strategic Plans for Achieving Attractive Magnetic Fusion Energy
      G-7 Roadmap R. Fonck, et. al presented to FESAC 2014
    U.S. Fusion Road Map Study,  D.Meade et.al. presented to FESAC 2014
    EU Roadmap 2013 (recently updated but not yet available)
    FESAC 35 Year Plan R. Goldston, et al 2003
    Development Plans for Fusion Energy based on ITER or FIRE as Burning Plasma step, 2002
    US Fusion Science Strategic Plan 1996 --the turning point for US MFE
    Fusion Policy Advisory Committee (FPAC) -1990
    Technical Planning Activity (TPA) -1987
    ERAB Strategic Plan 1986
    1976 Plan for Fusion Energy

    National Academy Burning Plasma Science Assessment Committee 2002-2004
  • Final report: Burning Plasma- Bring a Star to Earth  September 2004
  • National Academy Committee named to Review DOE Plan for Burning Plasmas. The first meeting will be held September 17-18, 2002. The final report is scheduled for May 2003.
  • National Research Council Interim National Research Council Report on the assessment of the proposed U.S. burning plasma program was issued on December 20, 2003.
  • Burning Plasma Assessment.A summary of the Interim Report presented to FESAC, March 5, 2003, Ray Fonck, for NRC BPAC (736 kB, pdf)

  • Snowmass US Fusion Community Workshops 1999 and 2002

  • National Academy Fusion Energy Science Program Assessment 1999-2001
  •  An Assessment of DOE's Fusion Energy Sciences Program, Kennel Panel Report - 2001 (2.4 MB, pdf).
  • Burning Plasma Physics -Dale Meade presented to National Academy Panel May 1999
  • Facilities for Burning Plasma Science - Dale Meade presented to National Academy Panel May 1999
  • New Physics in Fusion Plasma Confinement Richard Hazeltine and Stewart Prager, Physics Today, July 2002. Go to Physics Today archives
  •  National Academy Panel on Opportunities in Plasma Science and Technology, 1995.

  • Additional Reference Material for Burning Plasma Science Review 1998-2004 is at   http://fire.pppl.gov/nrc02.html

  • Background Material for 2017 National Academy Study on U. S. Strategy for Burning Plasma Physics





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