FIRE Fusion Library

Updated January 21, 2014


Early Fusion Program  History and Conferences
1956  Kurchatov Speech at Harwell  also published in Nucleonics, June, 1956.
1958  2nd Geneva Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (Vol 31-32),  Background and 50 Year Retrospective
2004 Historical Perspective on the United States Fusion Program - Steve Dean- good summary of US fusion program 
2008 50th Anniversary of the 1958 Conference -22nd IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, Geneva, CH
         Commemorative Session Presentations  and papers published in Nuclear Fusion
                50 years in Fusion and the Way Forward- Jean Jacquinot, CEA, France presentation and paper
                Some Highlights of 50 Years of Fusion Research - Dale Meade, FIRE, USA presentation  and paper

U. S. Fusion Reviews and Strategy Reports

1965 AEC Policy and Action Paper on Controlled Thermonuclear Research, AEC, June 1966, (10.8 MB, pdf)
1974 Status and Objectives of Tokamak Systems for Fusion Research , Wash 1295, Journal of Fusion Energy (432 kB, pdf)
1976 U.S. Plan to Develop Fusion , Vol I (3.2 MB, pdf)
1980 Fusion Energy Act 1980 (408 kB,pdf)
1984 Where do we go from here? Al Trivelpiece interview on MFE budget cuts
1985 US MFE Plan 1985 (1 MB,pdf0
1986 MFAC Panel XIV Report February 1986 (3.5MB, pdf)
1986 MFE ERAB 1986 (4.2 MB, pdf)
1987 Starpower: The U.S. and the International Quest for Fusion Energy, October 1987 (5.7 MB, pdf)
1988 The TFTR-CIT-ITER Sequence Testimony to Congress, H. P. Furth (484 kB, pdf)
1988 MFAC Fusion Summer Study - Coolfont (3.4 MB, pdf)
1989 CIT Construction Project pulled back from FY89 budget by DOE
1990 US Fusion Community Development Plan 1990 1.1 MB, 2- page Summary Handout (156 kB,pdf)
1990 FPAC 1990 5.5 MB
1991 U.S. National Review of ITER CDA Baldwin et al, March 1991( 3.3 MB, pdf)
1991 SEAB Review of Energy Research Initiatives, Townes Panel, BPX cancelled, September 1991
1991 FEAC Recommendations to start TPX program, October 1991
1991 An Accelerated Fusion Power Development Plan Pilot Plant , Journal of Fusion Energy (4.8 MB, pdf)1991
1992 FEAC Review of ITER-CDA and Response

1992 Program Strategy for U.S. Magnetic Fusion Energy Research - FEAC September, 1992 ( 4.9 MB, pdf)
1993 S.646 International Fusion Energy Act of 1993 March, 1993
1995 The Fusion Energy Program: The Role of TPX and Alternate Concepts , February 1995 (1.4 MB, pdf)
1995 US Lab Directors Modular Strategy (668 kB, pdf)
1995 PCAST U.S. Program of Fusion Energy R & D Report July, 1995 (450KB, pdf)
1996 MFE Restructuring 1996 (1.3 MB, pdf)
1996 Leesburg Fusion Program Planning Workshop 1996, (84 kB, pdf)
1997 Report to the President on Federal Energy R & D for the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century (2 MB, pdf) November, 1997
1997 White Paper on a New Approach submitted to Grunder FESAC Panel October , 1997 (60 kB, pdf)
1997 Lab Director White Paper on ITER submitted to Grunder FESAC Panel October , 1997 (96 kB, pdf)
1998 Grunder Panel Report to FESAC January, 1998 (25 kB, pdf)
1998 SWG Task 2 US Position 1998, (76 kB, pdf)
1998 Possible Pathways for Pursuing Burning Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Development July 17, 1998 Report
1998 Modular Strategy July 1998 (90KB, pdf)
1999 SEAB Task Force on Fusion Energy .(540KB, pdf)
2000 Congress and the Fusion Energy Sciences Program: An Historical Analysis R. L. Rowberg, CRS (270 kB, pdf)
2001 NRC 2001 Kennel Panel (2.4 MB, pdf).
2001 FESAC Burning PLasma Strategy Report 2001 (1.4 MB, pdf),
......... Executive Summary (584 kB, pdf).
......... FESAC Recommendations Regarding U.S. Participation in ITER (5 kB, pdf).
2002 50 Years of Fusion Research - An Overview of Programs S. Dean (1 MB, pdf),
2003 FESAC Fusion Development Path Panel - (35 Year plan) Final Report (1 Mb, pdf) FESAC Letter to Orbach on Development Path. (32 kB, pdf)
2003 National Research Council Report on Burning Plasmas "Burning Plasma Bring a Star to Earth" a prepublication version September 2003, Final Version
2005 Possible Strategies for a Broadened Fast Track Approach to Fusion Energy -D. Meade, SOFE
2006 US Signs Seven Party ITER Implementing Agreement,  November 21, 2006, Updated January 21,  2014
2009 The Next Generation of Fusion Energy Research -  Hearing  before the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, 111th Congress, October 29, 2009.
2012 Program on Technology Innovation: Assessment of Fusion Energy Options for Commercial Electricity Production - EPRI Technical Report:1025636, October 2012 

U. S. Major Next Step Experiment Designs
1977 High Field Burning Plasma Experiment PPPL 1977 (464 kB,pdf)
1977 ST Burning Plasma Experiment PPPL 1977 (572 kB, pdf)
1984 TFCX Parameters 1984
1984 TFCX IAEA-1984, (564 kB, pdf)
1988 INTOR IAEA-1988( 486 kB, pdf)
1988 CIT IAEA-1988( 1 MB, pdf)
1991 Long Pulse Ignited Tokamak Experiment Using Resistive Magnets D. Cohn et al, MIT1991, (584 kB, pdf)
1991 BPX, Special Issue in Fusion Technology May 1992 (submitted in 1991)


Chap 1- Overview (1 MB, pdf)

Chap 2- Description (2 MB, pdf)

Chap 3- Confinement (3.6 MB, pdf)

Chap 4 - Alpha Physics (1 MB, pdf)


Chap 5 - MHD (6.2 MB, pdf)

Chap 6 - ICRF (2.4 MB, pdf)

Chap 7 - ECRH (684 kB, pdf)

Chap 8 - Fueling (628 kB, pdf)


Chap 9 - Boundary (1.8 MB, pdf)

Chap 10 - Imp. Control (1.3 MB, pdf)

Chap 11 - Diagnostics (736 kB, pdf)

Chap 12 - Operations (700 kB, pdf)


1992 Pilot Plant: An Affordable Step Toward Fusion Power Journal of Fusion Energy ( 6.3 MB, pdf)
1992 System Studies of Copper and Superconducting Coil Pilot Plants Fusion Technology ( 2.3 MB, pdf)
1992 ITER-HARD 1992, (1 MB, pdf)
1992 BPX-AT 1992, (1 MB, pdf)
1993 TPX Design 1993, (3.5 MB, pdf) TPX 1995, (1.4 MB, pdf)
1992 Technical and Cost Assessment of the PCAST Machine - Report to FEAC) 1995, (1 MB, pdf)
1995 PCAST Vol 1, Ch 1 Program 6.7 MB, PCAST Vol 1, Ch 2 Physics 1.1 MB, PCAST Vol 2, Ch 3 Engineering 12.3 MB, PCAST Vol 2, Ch 4 Cost 7.9 MB
1995 AT Modes in ITER 1994, (1.5 MB, pdf)
2000 FIRE Engineering Design Report Nov 2000, 3.3 MB
2002 FIRE SOFE Jan 2002, 2.3 MB
2004 FIRE Physics Validation Review FIRE,
2005 A Test Bed for Advanced DEMO (ARIES) Physics and Plasma Technology. D. Meade ISFNT-7
2005 Implications of Recent Physics Advances for the Design and Operation of Burning Plasma Experiments such as ITER and FIRE D. Meade, SOFE

U. S. Fusion Power Plant Designs
.........ARIES Activity Web Site comprehensive collection US Power Plant Studies and International Workshops
2004 Course on Technology Of Fusion Tokamak Reactors Erice, Italy


European Fusion Reviews and Strategy Reports
1990 Next Step Program - Modular Strategy P. H. Rebut 1990 (1.3 MB, pdf)
1990 Fusion Programme Evaluation, Columbo Report July, 1990 (7.8 MB, pdf)
1996 Fusion Programme Evaluation, Barabaschi Panel November, 1996 (75 kB, pdf)
2000 Fusion Programme Evaluation, Airagi Panel May, 2000, (390 kB, pdf)
2001 Bundestag Fusion Debate response to 87 questions March 26, 2001.
2001 European Fast Track Strategy, King Panel December, 2001 (150 kB, pdf)
2008 Report of the EU Fusion Facilities Review Panel October 2008 - "R&D Needs and Required Facilities for the Development of Fusion as an Energy Source"  October 21, 2008

European Major Next Step Experiment Designs
1987 Fusion Reactor Requirements - NET 1987, (784 kB, pdf)
1988 NET Project IAEA-1988, (616 kB, pdf)
1988 INTOR IAEA-1988, (486 kB, pdf)
1988 ITER CDA IAEA-1988, (564 kB, pdf)
1992 HLT BP 1992, (2.7 MB, pdf)
1996 Reflections on a Fusion Future Q = 5 fission/fusion hybrid reactor, P. H. Rebut (1.1 MB, pdf)
1998 French M2 BP 1998, (340 kB, pdf)
2001 ITER Final Design Report July 2001, (5.8 MB, pdf)
2001 ITER-FEAT Performance and Optimization July 2001, (1.2 MB, pdf)
2001 ITER-FEAT Technical Basis February 2001, (16.7 MB, bookmarked pdf)
2006 Broader Approach Activities toward Fusion DEMO Reactors Matsuda IAEA Presentation 2006

European Fusion Power Plant Designs
2005 European Fusion Power Plant Conceptual Study (PPCS) Overview (1.5 MB, pdf) or Full Report (7.1 MB, pdf)
2005 DEMO and Fusion Power Plant Conceptual Studies in Europe David Maisonnier and the PPCS Team
2005 Technology and Plasma Physics Developments needed for DEMO - K. Lackner SOFT
2006 Critical Physics Issues for Tokamak Power Plants - D. Campbell IAEA

European Fusion Technology School 20012 - comprehensive coverage- excellent reference  posted September 3, 2012
       6th International School on Fusion Technologies - 2012
       DEMO and the Route to Fusion Energy(2009) - Derek Stork
       JT-60SA:  ITER Satellite Tokamak Program of JA-EU(2009) - J. Bucalossi


Japanese Fusion Reviews and Strategy Reports
1999 Japan Fusion Perspective (660 kB, pdf)
2000 Special Committee on the ITER Project in Japan April 2000
2001 Technical Feasibility of Fusion March 4, 2001, (17.8 MB, bookmarked pdf).
2001 Council of Science and Technology Policy on ITER December 2001, (64 kB, pdf)
2006 National Policy of Future Nuclear Fusion Research and Development translated Dec 2006, (250 kB) html web version Macs use Firefox, 

Japanese Major Next Step Experiment Designs
1988 FER IAEA-1988, (564 kB, pdf)
1988 INTOR IAEA-1988, (486 kB, pdf)
1988 ITER-CDA IAEA-1988, (564 kB, pdf)
2001 ITER Final Design Report July 2001, (5.8 MB, pdf)
2001 ITER-FEAT Performance and Optimization July 2001, (1.2 MB, pdf)
2001 ITER-FEAT Technical Basis February 2001, (16.7 MB, bookmarked pdf)
2001 JT60-SC Kikuchi 2001 (3.4 MB, pdf)
2006 JT-60SA towards ITER and DEMO relevant plasmas - H. Tamai SOFT
2006 Overview of Modification of JT-60U for the Satellite Tokamak Program - M. Kikuchi IAEA
2006 Engineering Features in the Design of JT-60SA - M. Matsukawa IAEA
2006 Broader Approach Activities toward Fusion DEMO Reactors Matsuda IAEA Presentation 2006

Japanese Fusion Power Plant Designs
2005 Design Study of Fusion DEMO Plant at JAERI K. Tobita et al




ITER Implementing Agreement
 
   Text of the ITER Implementing Agreement
, Updated January 21,  2014
      ITER Agreement Package for Approval by EU Parliament, Updated 21,  January 2014
Fusion Budgets
US Fusion Budget History
      Fusion Power Associates
EU Fusion Budget
     2007 Status, 1985 -2007 average by country


Other Fusion Libraries and Journals
Journal of Fusion Energy
World Survey of Activities In Controlled Fusion Research, IAEA
PPPL Library
U.S. Government

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