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Title: Summary of the FESAC Transformative Enabling Capabilities Panel Report

Abstract

The U.S. Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee was charged “to identify the most promising transformative enabling capabilities (TEC) for the U.S. to pursue that could promote efficient advance toward fusion energy, building on burning plasma science and technology.” A subcommittee of U.S. technical experts was formed and received community input in the form of white papers and presentations on the charge questions. The subcommittee identified four “most promising transformative enabling capabilities”:1. advanced algorithms2. high critical temperature superconductors3. advanced materials and manufacturing4. novel technologies for tritium fuel cycle control.In addition, one second-tier TEC, defined as a “promising transformative enabling capability,” was identified: fast-flowing liquid-metal plasma-facing components. Each of these TECs presents a tremendous opportunity to accelerate fusion science and technology toward power production. Dedicated investment in these TECs for fusion systems is needed to capitalize on the rapid advances being made for a variety of nonfusion applications to fully realize their transformative potential for fusion energy.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [10];  [1];  [11]; ORCiD logo [2];  [12];  [13];  [4];  [14];  [15]
  1. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
  2. ORNL
  3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  4. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  5. University of California/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  6. General Atomics
  7. MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, MA
  8. General Atomics, San Diego
  9. University of California, San Diego
  10. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  11. Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
  12. University of Wisconsin, Madison
  13. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  14. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  15. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1503999
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 3; Conference: Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE) - Orlando, Florida, United States of America - 11/11/2018 5:00:00 AM-11/15/2018 5:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Maingi, Rajesh, Lumsdaine, Arnold, Allain, Jean Paul, Chacon, Luis, Gourlay, Stephen, Greenfield, C. M., Hughes, J. W., Humphreys, D A., Izzo, V. A., McLean, H, Menard, J., Merrill, Brad, Rapp, Juergen, Schmitz, Oliver, Spadaccini, C., Wang, Z., White, A. E., and Wirth, Brian D. Summary of the FESAC Transformative Enabling Capabilities Panel Report. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1080/15361055.2019.1565912.
Maingi, Rajesh, Lumsdaine, Arnold, Allain, Jean Paul, Chacon, Luis, Gourlay, Stephen, Greenfield, C. M., Hughes, J. W., Humphreys, D A., Izzo, V. A., McLean, H, Menard, J., Merrill, Brad, Rapp, Juergen, Schmitz, Oliver, Spadaccini, C., Wang, Z., White, A. E., & Wirth, Brian D. Summary of the FESAC Transformative Enabling Capabilities Panel Report. United States. doi:10.1080/15361055.2019.1565912.
Maingi, Rajesh, Lumsdaine, Arnold, Allain, Jean Paul, Chacon, Luis, Gourlay, Stephen, Greenfield, C. M., Hughes, J. W., Humphreys, D A., Izzo, V. A., McLean, H, Menard, J., Merrill, Brad, Rapp, Juergen, Schmitz, Oliver, Spadaccini, C., Wang, Z., White, A. E., and Wirth, Brian D. Fri . "Summary of the FESAC Transformative Enabling Capabilities Panel Report". United States. doi:10.1080/15361055.2019.1565912. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1503999.
@article{osti_1503999,
title = {Summary of the FESAC Transformative Enabling Capabilities Panel Report},
author = {Maingi, Rajesh and Lumsdaine, Arnold and Allain, Jean Paul and Chacon, Luis and Gourlay, Stephen and Greenfield, C. M. and Hughes, J. W. and Humphreys, D A. and Izzo, V. A. and McLean, H and Menard, J. and Merrill, Brad and Rapp, Juergen and Schmitz, Oliver and Spadaccini, C. and Wang, Z. and White, A. E. and Wirth, Brian D.},
abstractNote = {The U.S. Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee was charged “to identify the most promising transformative enabling capabilities (TEC) for the U.S. to pursue that could promote efficient advance toward fusion energy, building on burning plasma science and technology.” A subcommittee of U.S. technical experts was formed and received community input in the form of white papers and presentations on the charge questions. The subcommittee identified four “most promising transformative enabling capabilities”:1. advanced algorithms2. high critical temperature superconductors3. advanced materials and manufacturing4. novel technologies for tritium fuel cycle control.In addition, one second-tier TEC, defined as a “promising transformative enabling capability,” was identified: fast-flowing liquid-metal plasma-facing components. Each of these TECs presents a tremendous opportunity to accelerate fusion science and technology toward power production. Dedicated investment in these TECs for fusion systems is needed to capitalize on the rapid advances being made for a variety of nonfusion applications to fully realize their transformative potential for fusion energy.},
doi = {10.1080/15361055.2019.1565912},
journal = {},
issn = {1536--1055},
number = 3,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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