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General public

  • D. Clery, A Piece of the Sun: The Quest for Fusion Energy, Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd (2013) ISBN 0715645250
  • F.F. Chen, An Indispensable Truth: How Fusion Power Can Save the Planet (2011)[1] ISBN 1441978194
  • N. Singer, Wonders of Nuclear Fusion: Creating an Ultimate Energy Source (Barbara Guth Worlds of Wonder Science Series for Young Readers), University of New Mexico Press (2011) ISBN 0826347789


  • J. Sheffield, Fun in Fusion Research, Elsevier (2013) ISBN 9780124077935
  • S.O. Dean, Search for the Ultimate Energy Source: A History of the U.S. Fusion Energy Program, Springer (2013) ISBN 978-1-4614-6037-4
  • C.M. Braams, P.E. Stott: Nuclear Fusion: Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research (2002)[2] ISBN 0750307056
  • J.L. Bromberg: Fusion: Science, Politics, and the Invention of a New Energy Source (1982) ISBN 0262521067

University level


  • R. Balescu, Aspects of Anomalous Transport in Plasmas (2005) ISBN 0750310308
  • O.J.W.F. Kardaun, Classical methods of statistics: with applications in fusion-oriented plasma physics, Springer Science & Business (2005) ISBN 3540211152
  • R.D. Hazeltine, J.D. Meiss, Plasma Confinement, Courier Dover Publications (2003) ISBN 0486432424
  • I.H. Hutchinson, Principles of Plasma Diagnostics, Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (2002) ISBN 978-0521803892
  • P. Helander and D.J. Sigmar, Collisional Transport in Magnetized Plasmas, Cambridge University Press (2001) ISBN 0521807980
  • W.D. D'haeseleer et al, Flux coordinates and Magnetic Field Structure, Springer-Verlag (1991) ISBN 3-540-52419-3
  • NRL Plasma Formulary (free)


  1. Interview with F.F. Chen in Physics Today
  2. Book review: C.M. Braams, P.E. Stott, Nuclear Fusion: Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research
  3. Book review: P.M. Bellan, Fundamentals of Plasma Physics
  4. Book review: K. Miyamoto, Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion
  5. Book review: J. Wesson, Tokamaks
  6. Book review: M. Wakatani, Stellarator and Heliotron devices