Microwave superheaters for fusion [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1987.
- Physical Description:
- Pages: 5 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- University of California, Davis
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The microwave superheater uses the synchrotron radiation from a thermonuclear plasma to heat gas seeded with an alkali metal to temperatures far above the temperature of material walls. It can improve the efficiency of the Compact Fusion Advanced Rankine (CFAR) cycle described elsewhere in these proceedings. For a proof-of-principle experiment using helium, calculations show that a gas superheat ..delta..T of 2000/sup 0/K is possible when the wall temperature is maintained at 1000/sup 0/K. The concept can be scaled to reactor grade systems. Because of the need for synchrotron radiation, the microwave superheater is best suited for use with plasmas burning an advanced fuel such as D-/sup 3/He. 5 refs.
- Published through SciTech Connect.
12. symposium on fusion engineering, Monterey, CA, USA, 12 Oct 1987.
Campbell, R.B.; Hoffman, M.A.; Logan, B.G.
TRW, Inc., Redondo Beach, CA (USA)
- Funding Information:
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