Parametric study of the Tormac fusion reactor concept [electronic resource].
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1979.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 63 : digital, PDF file
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- Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- A preliminary but comprehensive power balance for the D-T Tormac magnetic fusion reactor concept is examined parametrically in order to establish general scaling relationships, tradeoffs, and constraints. The results are based on the simplifying assumptions of steady-state operation, a homogeneous plasma, and ideal thin-sheath, mirror-like confinement. Crucial physics uncertainties requiring further theoretical and experimental research attention are identified. Representative reactor physics operating points are generated to illustrate anticipated Tormac reactor embodiments. This study should be considered preliminary to a more detailed physics and technology modeling effort and is intended only to scope and identify possible operating points, parametric sensitivities, and potential physics/technological problems.
- Published through SciTech Connect.
Miller, R.L.; Krakowski, R.A.; Bathke, C.G.
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