Economic aspects of heavy ion fusion [electronic resource].
- Menlo Park, Calif. : Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 1984.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 8 : digital, PDF file
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- Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The usual parameter space for examining scenarios for heavy ion fusion power plants has generally been based on large, slow cycling, reactor chambers which are only marginally different from chambers proposed for laser drivers. This paper will examine the economic implications of assuming that an inexpensive, low gain pellet is available and that a suitable high-repetition rate reactor has been devised. Interesting scenarios are found that generate economically feasible power from a system with a minimum net capacity of approx. 1 GWe compared to the larger approx. 4 GWe required in previous studies.
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International symposium on heavy ion accelerators and their applications to inertial fusion, Tokyo, Japan, 23 Jan 1984.
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