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PLASMA FUSION CENTER VIDEO TAPE LIBRARY

GENERAL INFORMATION TAPES

 

GEN-001/VHS The New Frontier - Views of Alcator A

Riggatron and Princeton's TFTR are part of host Peter Ustinov's explanation of the advantages and difficulties of generating fusion and fission energy.

(Converted from BETA; BETA tape in library cage)

GEN-002/VHS

Date: 4/82

Fusion Controversy

Reporter Charles Bennett (Ten O'clock News) talks with Larry Lidsky, concerned about justifying large-scale fusion projects when the payoff is 20 - 60 years in the future, and other MIT scientists who believe that major facilities are also required for technical development. Ron Davidson, Ron Parker and Dan Cohn contribute to the strategy on how to "bottle the sun." Views of Alcator control room and Alcator A.

(Converted from BETA; BETA tape in library cage).

GEN-003/VHS

Date: 2/85

Time: 30 min.

Energy: Search for an Answer "The Shining Promise"

TV Ontario explores major fusion facilities, including those at MIT, in an effort to explain the thrust of current energy research.

GEN-004/SLIDE Nuclear Fusion Research

Three audiotape/slide sequences describing research in various fields of nuclear investigations. Ends with assessment questions.
 

GEN-005/VHS

Date: 10/82

Fusion Energy's Space Program

Introduction and general overview of the national fusion program, narrated by astronaut Neal Armstrong.

(Converted from BETA: BETA tape in library cage.)

 

GEN-006/VHS

Date: 3/18/85

Time: 3.5 hrs

2 parts

March 18, 1985 Fusion Hearings of the House Science and Technology Committee: Part I..

3 and 1/2 hours in 2 parts. Key witnesses include Ron Parker (MIT), Fortney H. Stark (D-CA), Tihiro Ohkawa (GA), Len Reichle (Ebasco), Steve Dean (FPA), Joe Gavin (Grumman), Ron Davidson (MIT-MFAC), Allen Mense (IEEE), Pete Staudhammer (TRW), Paul Koloc (Prometheus). 2 copies

 

GEN-007/VHS March 18, 1985 Fusion Hearings on the House Science and Technology Committee: Part II. 

2 copies

 

GEN-008/VHS

Date: 10/83

Monte Carlo Neutron and Photon Transport Code - Four videotapes of October 1983 workshop at Los Alamos National Lab. 

Includes paper supplement and MCNP input cards .

 

GEN-009/VHS Supercomp-Twenty Training Video. Accounting software package.

 

GEN-010/VHS The Voyage of the Mimi. Episodes 13 and 1 (in that order). Includes interview with Peter Marston. Written as a series for PBS TV.

 

GEN-011/VHS
 
 

Time: 16 min.

Tomorrow's World and Japan. Challenges for the 21st Century: Alcator's Ko Kato is narrator for this episode of a weekly Japanese TV program. The tape discusses original research as conducted at MIT and includes a segment on Alcator and the Plasma Fusion Center. (Includes paper copy of program script).

 

GEN-012/VHS

Date: 8/88

Time: 10 min.

Endless Energy: The Promise of Fusion: Fusion Power Associates, Inc. A very general, nontechnical overview of fusion energy.

 

GEN-013/VHS

Date: Spring, '89

Time: 60 min.

Sun of Man: Besides explaining the process of fusion, this film delves into the events which led man to begin the quest for fusion energy, and the current problems (greenhouse effect, decline of fossil fuels) which provide urgency to the quest. Princeton's TFTR, and LLNL's Supercomputer and Nova Laser are featured. Much time is also given to the past and current involvement of the USSR (T-10 & T-15). MIT exchange scientist, Sam Hokin, discusses the scientist exchange program. 

 

GEN-014/VHS

Date: Spring '89

Time: 25 min.

Fusion: A Work in Progress (National Geographic)

Provides some historical perspective. Discusses fission vs. fusion, Lawson Criteria, magnetic vs. inertial. Highlights ORNL (Sheffield), U. of Rochester (McCrory), PPPL (Furth). 

 

GEN-015/VHS

Date: 4/14/88

Ethics in Engineering and Science

Panel discussion at MIT - 2 tapes

GEN-016/VHS

Date: 6/7/88

Overview of Fusion Program Plans, by Dr. John F. Clarke, Associated Director for Fusion Energy, DOE.

Taped June 7, 1988

 

GEN-017/VHS

Date: 10/20/89

Time: 3 min.

Computer Simulation of C-MOD Magnetic Field & Plasma, created by Jesus Ramos for Family Weekend, 1989. Shows how theorists have developed a dynamical model that allows them to investigate the evolution of the plasma and the magnetic field in Alcator C-MOD.

 

GEN-018/VHS

Date: 10/89

Time: 7 min.

Plasma Fusion Center Overview, narrated by Ronald R. Parker, originally created for testimony before House Committee on Science and Technology, 1989. 2 copies

(Converted from BETA: BETA tape in library cage.)

 

GEN-019/VHS

Date: 1979

Time: 60 min.

End of the Rainbow, created in part by David J. Rose, for PBS NOVA series. A fine introduction to fusion energy.
GEN-020/Film, slide & vugraph Understanding Fusion Energy, available as film strip/cassette, in vugraph or 35mm slide format. Oriented towards high school presentations.

 

GEN-021/Film The Story of Our Universe, 40 color slides and cassette with narration, showing a cosmological point of view. Good pictures of planets, sunspots, etc.

 

GEN-022/VHS MIT Science and Engineering Program for High School Teachers: An examination of the Materials Science and Processing Department's High School Outreach Seminar, which took place in summer, 1989.

 

GEN-023/VHS & Beta

Date: 1/10/90

Time: 1 hr.

Chaos: How is it Manifested in Plasmas? Abhay Ram's clear IAP discussion of chaos and plasmas. 
GEN-024/VHS & Beta

Date: 1/10/90

Time: 1 hr.

The Ring of Truth: A New Chapter Philip Morrison discusses meteorites at IAP 1990.
GEN-025/VHS & Beta

Date: 1/10/90

Time: 1 hr.

Cold Fusion: Facts and Fallacies Richard Petrasso lays out the brief history of cold fusion.
GEN-026/VHS

Date: 3/90

Time: 1 hr.

Fire From the Sun: The Search for Fusion Energy The program looks at the science that powers the sun and stars, along with the forty year history and politics surrounding the efforts to master fusion. Narrated by E.G. Marshall. 

 

GEN-027/VHS

Series A, B & C listed below

Date: Fall 1990

Time: 60 min/tape

Each segment is about 20 min.
 
 
 
 

GEN-027A
 
 

GEN-027B
 
 

GEN-027C

The Search for Solutions: This series, made possible by Phillips Petroleum, is oriented towards introducing students to the scientific method of problem-solving. Each of the three tapes in this series deals with specific aspects of solving problems, and comes with a teaching guide. Middle School level.
 
 

Evidence; Patterns; Investigation
 
 

Adaptation, Trial and Error; Context
 
 

Prediction; Modeling; Theory

 

GEN-028

8/91

20 min.

A Canadian Fusion Energy Initiative: A PR-oriented tape concerned with CFFTP (Canadian Fusion Fuel Technolgy Program), and focusing on Canada's expertise with fusion fuel technology (i.e., tritium). Mentions ITER, PPPL, JET.

 

GEN-029

5/2/91

Admiral Jame Watkins: gives a pep talk on fusion to PPPL audience, focussing on the need for holding firm on the fusion objective.

 

GEN-030

6/92

5 min.

Imagine That: Channel 7 interviews Pete Marston at the Peabody Museum's "Mimifest". Pete shows the plasma demo.

 

GEN-031

8/23&24/93

3 min.

CNN World News (Science & Technology News): Brief report on TFTR results when Tritium was first used.

 

GEN-032

12/12/93

2 min.

CBS Sunday Morning: Charles Kuralt discusses the TFTR achievement using Tritium, as part of the morning news. It is the "Sunday Morning Mile Post", and comes about 10 minutes into the program.

 

GEN-033

1993

30 min

Energy in Harmony (Fusion Science for the 21st Century). After the initial scenes of waterfalls and children singing, this video simply and systematically explains such topics as using hydrogen for fuel, creating a plasma, how far fusion research has progressed and where it needs to go, the difference between a tokamak and a helical device. The latter half focusses on the National Institute for Fusion Science in Japan, their goals, particularly with regard to the LHD (Large Helical Device).

 

GEN-034

9/94

5 min.

New England Cable News - Cleaning Toxic Solid Waste: Members of the Plasma Technology and Systems Division are interviewed about their latest projects: Dan Cohn explains the Arc Furnace; Paul Woskov explains the metal detector monitoring products in the furnace; Paul Thomas shows the glassine end product.

 

GEN-035

9/94

25 min

Review of all inventions which won the R&D 100 Award for 1994, including the thermometer developed by Paul Woskov for measuring temperatures in high-temperature furnaces.

 

GEN-036

12/94

1 hour

Understanding Magnetism: Candace Bergen narrates The Learning Channel's foray into magnetism. The program focusses on the history of magnetism, early experiments and future uses (i.e., Maglev). Steve Fairfax explains earth's magnetic field, the northern lights, etc. He uses the plasma demo to explain how magnets affect plasma, and eventually tours C-Mod.

 

GEN-037

7/93

1) 23 min.

2) 26 min.

1) Tomorrow's Energy Today (23 minutes): Produced by DOE, this film showcases exciting new energy options that were once considered futuristic, but, in fact, are in use today. Other renewable energy options featured use the sun to neutralize hazardous wastes, to formulate materials, or to simply provide indoor lighting. 

2) The Energy Efficiency Option (26 minutes): This film shows you how using more efficient lighting, improved wall insulation, and windows that insulate as well as walls dramatically reduces energy use. The video also highlights new energy-efficient manufacturing processes and vehicles that run on electricity or a combination of fuels.

 

GEN-038

6/96

21 min

Fusion: Nature's Fundamental Energy Source: Excellent introduction to the physics of fusion, produced by General Atomics. This brief film deals with atomic structure, fusion vs. fission, D-T reactions, technical obstacles to fusion, tokamaks, and DIII-D and ITER. There is a cameo appearance by Steve Fairfax, demonstrating with the PFC Plasma Demo how plasmas respond to magnetic fields.

 
 
 
 
PLASMA FUSION CENTER VIDEOTAPE LIBRARY

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH TAPES

ED-001

5/20/93

5 min.

New England Cable News - PFC Outreach Day (on loop): Report on the May, 1993 Middle School Outreach Day, featuring Paul Thomas doing magnetic experiments. Includes interviews with students who enjoyed the day, and scenes of grad student guides and the C-Mod control room.

 

ED-002 New England Cable News - PFC Outreach Day (the master tape, not on a loop). Same as above, but

includes the entire news broadcast.

 

ED-003

1993

30 min.

How to Operate the Plasma Demo

How to Create and Confine a Plasma

Graduate Student Mitch Crosswait explains how to operate the Plasma Demo, then gives a sample talk about magnetic confinement, using the demo.

 

ED-004

1993

10 min.

New England Regional Science Bowl: An account of the 1993 Science Bowl at MIT, created by CAES for PR purposes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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ALCATOR TAPES

ALC-001/VHS

Date: 11/83

nt on Alcator C - After a brief layman's overview of fusion and fission energy, reporter Jack Popejoy covers achievement of nt announced at the American Physical Society's DDP Conference in 1983. Features comment from MIT's Ron Parker and Princeton's Harold Furth a well as DOE's Al Trivelpiece

ALC-002/VHS

Date: 11/83

(with GEN 001 & 002)

Alcator C, 11/83 - After a layman's overview of fusion and fission energy, reporter David Dow summarizes the principles and potential benefits of fusion energy. Footage of Alcator Control Room and Alcator C- (Larry Storace and other staff).

(Converted from BETA; BETA tape in library cage.)

 

ALC-003/VHS

Date: 8/13/90

3 minutes

Numerical Simulation of Alcator C-Mod Dynamics: Jesus Ramos generated this animation with the tokamak simulation code. No sound.
ALC-004/VHS

Date: 3/8/95

3 minutes

Fusion Experiments: Examples of fusion experiments on Alcator C-Mod. Shows creation of a low and high temperature plasma, pellet injection. High temperatures reactions are slowed to show how the plasma works.

 
 
 
 
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TARA TAPES

TARA 001-005

Date: 3/15/84

SET OF FIVE VIDEO TAPES OF DEDICATION OF NABISCO LABORATORY AND TARA TANDEM MIRROR EXPERIMENT:

TARA-001 3/4" Opening Remarks by MIT President, Paul Gray.

TARA-002 3/4" Formal Presentations

TARA-003 3/4" Speeches in Cell Areas

TARA-004 3/4" Plaque unveiling, walk through reception, Tandem Mirror Tours

TARA-005 3/4" Dedication


 
 
 
 
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COLD FUSION

CF-001

Date: Spring '89

Channel 5 6PM News, features Ron Parker and Ian Hutchinson, and their responses to the cold fusion controversy.

NBC News, 1 May, 1989, featuring Ron Parker and Ron Ballinger. Bob Bazell interviews Ron Parker.

 

CF-002

Date: 4/26/89

Time: 4.5 hrs

Congressional Hearings on Cold Fusion: taped from C-SPAN. Features Ron Ballinger's testimony.

(Library has printed copy of proceedings too.)

CF-003

Date: 3/23/89

CBS Evening News with Dan Rather,: Report on Cold Fusion, 5 min.

MacNeil-Lehrer: First Report on Cold Fusion, Pons and Fleischmann interviewed, 17 min.

 

CF-004

Date: 1/10/90

Time: 1 hr.

Cold Fusion: Facts and Fallacies, Richard Petrasso, IAP talk, 1/2 hr talk, 1/2 hr. questions.
CF-005

Date: 5/29/91

Time: 5 min
 
 
 
 

Date: 4/30/91

Time: 1 hr.

VTF: CNN Report:CNN reporter shows work behind VTF - MC Lee, S. Luckhardt, M. Gaudreau, D. Stracher, B. Duraski

NOVA: Confusion in a Jar: Unfolding of Cold Fusion Debacle, featuring R. Petrasso.

 

CF-005A

Date: 5/29/91

Time: 5 min

VTF: CNN Report: Same tape as above, but on separate 5 minute tape.
CF-006

4/8/94

20 min

New Hampshire Journal: Cold Fusion/Hot Fusion. Report on the revival of debate about cold fusion, prompted by new cold fusion magazine. Reviews history of cold fusion and interviews cf proponent Eugene Mallove, formerly of the MIT News Office. The PFC's Steve Fairfax provides lucid commentary about hot fusion, and scenes of C-Mod are featured.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Workshops & Conferences

TTF

Date: Feb. '90

Transport Task Force Workshop, Hilton Head

A set of videotapes of the presentations at the TTF Workshop, February 19-23, 1990.

TTF I1 Invited Talks, 1
TTF I2 Invited Talks, 2
TTF Symp Symposium
TTF Summary Summary
TTF F1 Fluctuations, 1
TTF F2 Fluctuations, 2
TTF F3 Fluctuations, 3
TTF F4 Fluctuations, 4
TTF T1 Transient Transport, 1
TTF T2 Transient Transport, 2
TTF T3 Transient Transport, 3
TTF T4 Transient Transport, 4
TTF S1 Steady State Transport, 1
TTF S2 Steady State Transport, 2
TTF S3 Steady State Transport, 3
TTF S4 Steady State Transport, 4

 
 
 
 
 
 
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ITER

ITER-001

Date: Dec. '92

Time: 5 minutes

ITER Welding: Animation of how ITER will be put together. No sound. Shown as part of Charles Baker's talk on 12/92.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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Plasma Technology & Systems

PTS-001

Date: Feb. 1996

Time: 45 seconds

Plasma Arc Furnace: WBZ's Jack Williams interviews Dan Cohn about the Arc Furnace, in this short piece featuring recent MIT inventions.

 

PTS-002

Fall, 1995

R&D 100 Awards
 
 

1) Promo Tape (9:30 minutes)

2) Sample Award Winner Tape (9:20 minutes)

3) Sample Media Coverage (10 minutes)

 


 
 
 
 
 
 

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