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dc.contributor.advisorDennis Whyte.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMerriman, Lauren A. (Lauren Amanda)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialn-us---en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-17T19:54:19Z
dc.date.available2015-07-17T19:54:19Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/97860
dc.descriptionThesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, February 2015.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis. "February 2015."en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 46-47).en_US
dc.description.abstractFusion has been "forty years away", that is, forty years to implementation, ever since the idea of harnessing energy from a fusion reactor was conceived in the 1950s. In reality, however, it has yet to become a viable energy source. Fusion's promise and failure are both investigated by reviewing the history of the United States domestic fusion program and comparing technological forecasting by fusion scientists, fusion program budget plans, and fusion program budget history. It is evident that delays in progress were due to both technologic and economic setbacks. In order for the US to become a leader in fusion energy, it must continue supporting domestic fusion experiments while maintaining involvement in ITER.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Lauren A. Merriman.en_US
dc.format.extent47 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectNuclear Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.titleExamination of the United States domestic fusion programen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
dc.identifier.oclc913748235en_US


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