Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Franklin 11 (Marriott Philadelphia Downtown)

Topical G: International Fusion Energy Technology Topical (TG)

#36 - Fusion Energy Technology Overview – Plenary (TG001)
This session provides a venue for the advancement of new research and technology in the fusion energy sector with particular focus status and update of the ITER project. The long-term objective of fusion research is to harness the nuclear energy provided by the fusion of light atoms to help meet mankind´s future energy needs. This research, which is carried out by scientists from all over the word, has made tremendous progress over the last decades. The fusion community is now ready to take the next step, and have together designed the international ITER experiment. The aim of ITER is to show fusion could be used to generate electrical power, and to gain the necessary data to design and operate the first electricity-producing plant. ITER is a joint international research and development project that aims to demonstrate the scientific and technical feasibility of fusion power.
Chair:Jan Berry
Cochairs:Bernice Rogers
James E. Klein
CoSponsor(s):Research and New Technology Committee (18j)
Nuclear Engineering Division (14)
8:30 AMSavannah River National Laboratory and the Iter Project
Srnl Director
8:55 AMSupport for Fusion's Future
Benjamin J. Cross
9:20 AMHigh Average Power Laser Direct Drive Inertial Fusion Energy
Charles A. Gentile
9:45 AMTechnical Challenges of Fusion Energy Development
Samit K. Bhattacharyya, Benjamin J. Cross

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