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The Fusion Enterprise Paradox: The Enduring Vision and Elusive Goal of Unlimited Clean Energy

  title={The Fusion Enterprise Paradox: The Enduring Vision and Elusive Goal of Unlimited Clean Energy},
  author={Melvin L. Eulau},
In an age of shrinking research and development (R&D) budgets, sustaining big science and technology (S&T) projects is inevitably questioned by publics and policy makers. The fusion enterprise is an exemplar. The effort to develop a viable system to produce unlimited and environmentally benign electricity from fusion of hydrogen isotopes has been a goal for six decades and consumed vast financial and intellectual resources in North America, Europe, and Asia. In terms of prolonged duration and… Expand


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