• High Power Laser Science and Engineering
  • Vol. 3, Issue 1, 010000e4 (2015)
C.B. Edwards1、2 and C.N. Danson2、†、*
Author Affiliations
  • 1HiPER Project, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
  • 2AWE plc, Aldermaston, UK
  • show less

    Abstract

    As our understanding of the environmental impact of fossil fuel based energy production increases, it is becoming clear that the world needs a new energy solution to meet the challenges of the future. A transformation is required in the energy market to meet the need for low carbon, sustainable, affordable generation matched with security of supply. In the short term, an increasing contribution from renewable sources may provide a solution in some locations. In the longer term, low carbon, sustainable solutions must be developed to meet base load energy demand, if the world is to avoid an ever increasing energy gap and the attendant political instabilities. Laser-driven inertial fusion energy (IFE) may offer such a solution.
    Copy Citation Text
    C.B. Edwards, C.N. Danson. Inertial confinement fusion and prospects for power production[J]. High Power Laser Science and Engineering, 2015, 3(1): 010000e4
    Download Citation
    Special Issue:
    Received: Jul. 24, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 2, 2014
    Published Online: Dec. 24, 2018
    The Author Email: C.N. Danson (colin.danson@awe.co.uk)