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Controlled Nuclear Fusion was written as part of a larger study of the nation's prospective energy economy during the period 1985-2010, with special attention to the role of nuclear power among the alternative energy systems. Written to assist the American people and government in formulating energy policy, this report is an examination of the current state of fusion technology with an estimate of its future progress. Controlled Nuclear Fusion discusses the wide-ranging implications of energy in the coming decades.

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National Research Council. 1978. Controlled Nuclear Fusion: Current Research and Potential Progress. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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