Prospects for a DD tandem mirror [electronic resource].
- Livermore, Calif. : Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1977.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 13 : digital, PDF file
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- Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The possibility of burning advanced fusion fuels in a tandem mirror is considered for a catalyzed DD cycle, in which the T and /sup 3/He reaction products from DD burn in both the solenoid and plugs are reinjected for complete burnup: 3D ..-->.. p + /sup 4/He + n + 21.6 MeV. Classical radial transport of the /sup 4/He ash determines the steady state alpha fraction in the solenoid. Synchrotron radiation losses are minimized at high beta, such that charged particle fusion power recovered in a direct converter exceeds radiation losses by a factor greater than two. An overall system Q = 4.5 is found for one reaction example but the power output is large (3 GE(e) net) due to the low power density in the solenoid. Optimizing recirculating power cost (Q) against plug/solenoid density ratio (power density) should result in much smaller reactor size and cost.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:ucrl-79641
E 1.99: conf-770644-7
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EPRI review meeting on advanced fuel fusion, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America (USA), 27 Jun 1977.
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