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Learning about the Tokamak

  1. Oct 19, 2009 #1
    Hi, I need to learn about nuclear fusion and how the Tokamak works. Can anyone recommend any books/texts/websites that would be useful? I am a 3rd year Physics undergrad and have done a reasonable amount of EM, to give you an idea of the level - I don't want a layman explanation but also not something I have no chance of deciphering.

    Thanks very much.
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  3. Oct 20, 2009 #2
    I don't own a copy myself, but when I was starting to teach myself more about fusion I borrowed a copy of Francis Chen's "Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion". I think it's the standard book to start with - at my university we used the professor's book (Weston Stacey's "Fusion and Technology" which was very expensive since only Georgia Tech uses it, the graduate class uses "Fusion Plasma Physics" which has a more reasonable price).
  4. Oct 20, 2009 #3


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    Intro to ITER -- http://www.jet.efda.org/documents/brochures/brighteroutlook.pdf [Broken]

    The wikipedia article has lots of links out -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokamak

    Chen is definitely the classic into book for this.
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