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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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MANE 4360 - Introduction to Fusion Devices and Systems

Examination of the requirements and approaches for the commercial application of nuclear fusion. Discussion of fusion basics including fusion reactions, competing processes, energy balances, the need for plasmas, plasma confinement, and heating concepts. Analyses of fusion reactor embodiments based on magnetic and inertial confinement concepts. Identification of key physics, engineering, and technology issues associated with fusion development. Consideration of economics, environmental, and resource implications of fusion energy systems.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 3

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