Hybrid Reactor Studies Based On The Straight Field Line Mirror
2013 (English)In: Fusion science and technology, ISSN 1536-1055, Vol. 63, no 1T, 52-57 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The straight field line mirror (SFLM) hybrid reactor studies aim to identify a concept where the safety of fission power production could be enhanced. A fusion neutron source could become a mean to achieve this. The SFLM studies address critical issues such as reactor safety, natural circulation of coolants, steady state operation for a year or more and means to avoid too strong material loads by a proper geometrical arrangement of the reactor components. A key result is that power production may be possible with a fusion Q factor as low as 0.15. This possibility arises from the high power amplification by fission, which within reactor safety margins may exceed a factor of 100. The requirements on electron temperature are dramatically lower for a fusion hybrid compared to a stand-alone fusion reactor. This and several other factors are important for our choice to select a mirror machine for the fusion hybrid reactor studies.
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2013. Vol. 63, no 1T, 52-57 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-144975ISI: 000333412900011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-144975DiVA: diva2:715619
Joint Conference of 9th International Conference on Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement (OS) and 3rd International Workshop on Plasma Material Interaction Facilities for Fusion Research (PMIF), AUG 27-31, 2012, Tsukuba, Japan
QC 201405052014-05-052014-05-052014-05-05Bibliographically approved