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New polls show substantial support for nuclear energy
Sixty percent of respondents in a recent national survey favored the use of nuclear energy, with only 25 percent opposing its use. While the latest Bisconti Research poll focuses on nuclear power and electricity generation, its findings on public interest in climate change and using a spectrum of sources to meet energy needs are consistent with a recent Pew Research Center poll on a broad set of energy policy and climate change topics. The approaches the two online surveys took to measuring public opinion on nuclear energy yielded different numbers but found some common ground.
Ph. Ghendrih, A. Grosman
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 3 | October 2009 | Pages 1432-1444
Technical Papers | Tore Supra Special Issue | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A9186
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The main scientific outputs from the Tore Supra ergodic divertor experiments are recalled as well as their theoretical framework. Major references are given for further consideration and in-depth information. The surprising results, such as density pump-out or unaffected electron core temperature, are reported. These have also been observed in the recent edge-localized mode (ELM) control experiments. The understanding of their physics, stemming from experimental and theoretical work, is recalled, although further assessments are still required; this can provide an interesting starting point for the ongoing effort in the ITER framework of the control of ELMs and plasma-wall interaction.