Technology Review on ITER project

This is a good short article on the progress of the ITER fusion project, with some perspective from the US fusion science community, by Ian H. Hutchinson of MIT. 

Hutchinson discusses some of the political issues, and the level of US investment in fusion which is really very small compared to that from other nations. He refers to a recent DOE roadmap on fusion that on a "fast track" projects 30 years before commercial viability; this is clearly too long to be seen as relevant - higher spending would surely accelerate progress along that road. Why aren't we taking it?

Created: 2005-07-11 14:18:08 by Arthur Smith
Modified: 2005-07-11 14:18:50 by Arthur Smith