STARFIRE burn cycle [electronic resource].
- Argonne, Ill. : Argonne National Laboratory, 1980.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- Pages: 9 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Argonne National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The STARFIRE burn cycle differs substantially from pulsed reactor burn cycles. The startup and shutdown periods are considerably longer, and the power supply requirements considerably smaller, than for pulsed operation. Plasma initiation is accomplished with electron cyclotron resonance heating, to eliminate the problems of high voltage coils. During the main burn the plasma is thermally stabilized by the addition of trace quantities of iodine, which serve to radiate most of the alpha heating energy. The burn cycle is compatible with lower hybrid current drive operation.
- Published through SciTech Connect.
4. ANS topical meeting on the technology of controlled nuclear fusion, King of Prussia, PA, USA, 14 Oct 1980.
Brooks, J.N.; Boley, C.D.; Driemeyer, D.
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