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East meets West again now to Tackle the Global Energy Crises

 a,  b,  c,  d
a University of California, Irvine, 949-824-5011, Irvine, California, 92697, USA
b Tri Alpha Energy Technologies, Inc., Foothill Ranch, CA, USA
c Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
d Université Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

The contemporary challenges of the impacts of human activities such as the climate change induced by the increase of CO2 emission since the Industrial Revolution have been discussed throughout this Forum and possible approaches to address these issues. Some have discussed nuclear approaches to remedy this situation, both the fission-based and fusion-based. One of the challenges of fission nuclear path is its radioactive spent nuclear waste that can accumulate for more than the civilizational epoch. If we recall the first rapprochement between the East and West in 1955, it was held out of the wish to avoid the developing nuclear confrontation between East and West. The East and West again meet this time for the collaborative solutions for the global crises of climate change and other Earth environmental issues tightly related to the global energy issues. The meeting in 1955 launched peaceful use of nuclear fusion energy and since then we witness, for example at this Forum, a culmination of such as a movement as in the Norman Rostokers aneutronic fusion approach driven by beam injection. In that meeting also Veksler introduced the collective acceleration using plasma to compactify accelerators. We are glad that we show some of its fruits in the laser wakefield accelerator driving neutrons compactly and efficiently for the purpose of incinerating radioactive nuclear waste of transuraniums. These energy research efforts also have produced a path to go for carbon neutral and even carbon negative.

Keywords: carbon neutral energies, aneutronic fusion, beam-driven fusion, collective acceleration, laser wakefield electrons, transmutation of transuraniums, carbon negative approach
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2021.07.039052
Citation: Tajima T, Necas A, Massard T, Gales S "East meets West again now to Tackle the Global Energy Crises" Phys. Usp., accepted

Received: 21st, May 2021, 7th, July 2021

: Tajima T, Necas A, Massard T, Gales S «East meets West again now to Tackle the Global Energy Crises» ,  ; DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.2021.07.039052

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