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Plasma Science Advancing Knowledge in the National Interest by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Plasma Science Committee
  

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Plasma Science Advancing Knowledge in the National Interest by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Plasma Science Committee

As part of its current physics decadal survey, Physics 2010, the NRC was asked by the DOE, NSF, and NASA to carry out an assessment of and outlook for the broad field of plasma science and engineering over the next several years. The study was to focus on progress in plasma research, identify the most compelling new scientific opportunities, evaluate prospects for broader application of plasmas, and offer guidance to realize these opportunities. The study paid particular attention to these last two points. This demand-side perspective provided a clear look at what plasma research can do to help achieve national goals of fusion energy, economic competitiveness, and nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship. The report provides an examination of the broad themes that frame plasma research: low-temperature plasma science and engineering; plasma physics at high energy density; plasma science of magnetic fusion; space and astrophysical science; and basic plasma science. Within those themes, the report offers a bold vision for future developments in plasma science.

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Plasma 2010 Committee, Plasma Science Committee, National Research Council

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Paperback
280 pages

Author

National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Plasma Science Committee
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Publisher

National Academies Press

Publication date

20th December 2007

ISBN

9780309109437


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