Dr. Douglas Young talked about
Nuclear Fusion: Devices and Difficulties".
W 1/17/01, 4:45pm, WSC 109

Nuclear fusion holds the promise of providing a virtually unlimited source of energy for the world. In essence, fusion "burns water" to produce energy. Devices that attempt to use fusion to generate energy rely on the principles of plasma physics. This talk will review the various devices that are being studied and discuss the difficulties encountered with these devices in the quest for fusion.