Energetics of semi-catalyzed-deuterium, light-water-moderated, fusion-fission toroidal reactors [electronic resource].
- Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University, 1978. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- The semi-catalyzed-deuterium Light-Water Hybrid Reactor (LWHR) comprises a lithium-free light-water-moderated blanket with U/sub 3/Si fuel driven by a deuterium-based fusion-neutron source, with complete burn-up of the tritium but almost no burn-up of the helium-3 reaction product. A one-dimensional model for a neutral-beam-driven tokamak plasma is used to determine the operating modes under which the fusion energy multiplication Q/sub p/ can be equal to or greater than 0.5. Thermonuclear, beam-target, and energetic-ion reactions are taken into account. The most feasible operating conditions for Q/sub p/ approximately 0.5 are <n/sub e/>tau/sub E/ = 2 to 4 x 10/sup 14/ cm/sup -3/s, <T/sub e/> = 10 to 20 keV, and E/sub beam/ = 500 to 1000 keV, with approximately 40% of the fusion energy produced by beam-target reactions. Illustrative parameters of LWHRs are compared with those of an ignited D-T reactor.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 07/01/1978., "pppl-1456", " conf-780508-64", 3. meeting on the technology of controlled thermonuclear fusion, Santa Fe, NM, USA, 9 May 1978., and Schneider, A.; Jassby, D.L.; Towner, H.H.; Greenspan, E.; Misolovin, A.; Gilai, D.
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