Twenty-five Years Ago, the U. S. Magnetic Fusion Program Produced Over

10 Million Watts of Fusion Power and Led the World in Magnetic Fusion Energy Research

Lowest Cost Fission
                Pilot Plant

BPStudy-Report-DPP2018

For the past twenty years, the U. S. Magnetic Fusion program has focused on understanding the science of fusion plasma physics,
and is now searching for a strategy to transition to a fusion energy research program that would lead to an attractive fusion power plant.



Fusion Program News
September 1, 2020
FIRE and Burning Plasma Physics
Updated, February 20, 2019
Fusion Library
Updated January 14, 2016
FESAC International Collab
Updated, February 20, 2019
FIRE Physics Validation Review
Updated, February 20, 2019
Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor TFTR
Link Updated November 11, 2018
U.S. ITER Project News
Updated January 21, 2014
FIRE Advisory Committee Meetings 
Other Fusion Information
NRC Burning Plasma Assessment  2003
FIRE Engineering Report
Updated, February 20, 2019
Fusion Meetings
Updated August 21, 2020
NRC-IFE Energy Potential
December 12, 2011
FIRE Engineering Review
Updated, February 20, 2019
IEA Workshop on Burning Plasmas - 2005
Accelerating Fusion Energy
July 11, 2011
Energy Resources and Needs
July 1, 2012
ISFNT 7 Updated, June 24 , 2005
Snowmass Summer Studies
1999 and 2002
Global Climate Change
June 30, 2015
IEA Workshop Optimizing High-Beta Steady-State Tokamaks Feb 14, 2005
UFA Burning Plasma Workshop
Fusion Materials  Mar 2020
APS DPP Review Talks Nov 2004
NAS Burning Plasma Strategy
August 24, 2018
Nuclear Proliferation Issues
  December 18, 2008
MHD Stability Control Workshop (2006-2016)
Updated September 21, 2016
IAEA Fusion Portal
New March 21, 2019
20th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference 2004
AAAS Sessions on Fusion and Non CO2 Energy Sources Feb, 2005
Fusion Power Associates (FPA)
Energy Options for the Future NRL 2004
AAAS Session on Burning Plasmas-2004
FPA Annual Meetings
January 2, 2020
AST 558 Prospects for Fusion Energy 2009
30th EPS and ITPA Talks July 2003
FPA Executive Newsletter
1979-2005
FESAC Development Path

Madison Forum 1998

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