[3 offprints, including:] Controlled Fusion Research – An Application of the Physics of High Temperature Plasmas.
1956·[College Park, MD]:
by POST, Richard Freeman (1918-2015).
[College Park, MD]:: Reviews of Modern Physics, 1956., 1956. 3 offprints. Original wrappers. From the collection of Abraham Pais. Very good. INVENTORY: 1. POST, Richard F. Controlled Fusion Research – An Application of the Physics of High Temperature Plasmas. Offprint from: Reviews of Modern Physics, vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 338-362, July, 1956. Orange printed wrappers. "In his widely-read Reviews of Modem Physics article of 1956, Richard Post underlined the importance of fusion research to the human condition: "It appears that the continued growth of civilization as we know it will demand the achievement of practical fusion power within a period substantially less than one hundred years." He ended the article with an especially optimistic prediction regarding fusion's chances of success: "It is the firm belief of many of the physicists actively engaged in controlled fusion research in this country that all of the scientific and technological problems of controlled fusion will be mastered—perhaps in the next few years." – web source. 2. POST, R. F. Summary of UCRL Pyrotron (Mirror Machine) Program. Offprint from: Progress in Nuclear Energy, Series XI, vol. I—Plasma Physics and Thermonuclear Research, 1959. Original creme printed wrappers. 3. POST, Richard F. High-Temperature Plasma Research and Controlled Fusion. Offprint from: Annual Review of Nuclear Science, vol. 9, pp.367-436, 1959. Original grey printed wrappers. / Post was an American physicist whose research extended to a variety of different fields. He worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 23 years, held a total of 34 patents, and received the James Clerk Maxwell Prize in Plasma Physics. (Inventory #: S13350)
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