Neutral beam requirements for mirror reactors [electronic resource].
- Livermore, Calif. : Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1977.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 25 : digital, PDF file
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- Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The neutral beam requirements for mirror reactors as presently envisioned are 200 keV for the Field Reversed Mirror (FRM) and 1200 keV for the Tandem Mirror (TMR). The hybrid version of the Standard Mirror, FRM and TMR require 100 to 120 keV. Due to the energy dependence of atomic processes, negative ions should produce neutrals more efficiently than positive ions above some energy and below this energy, positive ions are probably more efficient. This energy is probably somewhere between 100 and 150 keV for D/sup 0/, and 150 and 225 for T/sup 0/. Thus we conclude that hybrid reactors can use D/sup +/ ions but all of the fusion reactor designs call for D/sup -/ ions to make the neutral beams. Trends in the energy requirements are discussed. The hardening of neutral beams against neutron and gamma radiation is discussed.
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Plasma heating development requirements workshop, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, 5 Dec 1977.
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