IAEA Fusion Energy Conference 2010

Proceedings of the 23rd IAEA Fusion Energy Conference
Daejeon, 11-16 October 2010

Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency
and hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea

IAEA-CN-180

Foreword

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has continuously demonstrated its commitment in supporting the development of safe and environmentally clean nuclear fusion energy. Recognizing the prominent role of nuclear energy in the global scenario and the promising expectation that nuclear fusion will provide an abundant source of energy, the IAEA supports the exchange of scientific and technical information on all the topics related to fusion research through conferences, meetings and coordinated research projects.

The 23rd IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2010) was organized by the IAEA in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Korea through the National Fusion Research Institute and the Daejeon Metropolitan City from 11-16 October 2010. This was aimed at providing a forum for discussing the achievements and the progress in the field of physics and technology since the preceding conference, and as well as innovative aspects of direct relevance to nuclear energy.

Previous conferences in this series were held in Salzburg (1961), Culham (1965), Novosibirsk (1968), Madison (1971), Tokyo (1974), Berchtesgaden (1976), Innsbruck (1978), Brussels (1980), Baltimore (1982), London (1984), Kyoto (1986), Nice (1988), Washington, D.C. (1990), Würzburg (1992), Seville (1994), Montreal (1996), Yokohama (1998), Sorrento (2000), Lyon (2002), Vilamoura (2004), Chengdu (2006) and Geneva (2008).