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Title: Long Pulse Fusion Physics Experiments without Superconducting Electromagnets

Abstract

Long-pulse fusion physics experiments can be performed economically via resistive electromagnets designed for thermally steady-state operation. Possible fusion experiments using resistive electromagnets include long-pulse ignition with deuterium-tritium fuel. Long-pulse resistive electromagnets are alternatives to today's delicate and costly superconductors. At any rate, superconducting technology is now evolving independent of fusion, so near-term superconducting experience may not ultimately be useful.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
2685
Report Number(s):
PPPL-3313
ON: DE00002685
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; Thermonuclear Reactors; Materials; Superconducting Magnets; Electromagnets; Technology Assessment; D-T Operation; Operating Cost; Capitalized Cost; Cost Benefit Analysis

Citation Formats

Woolley, R.D. Long Pulse Fusion Physics Experiments without Superconducting Electromagnets. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/2685.
Woolley, R.D. Long Pulse Fusion Physics Experiments without Superconducting Electromagnets. United States. doi:10.2172/2685.
Woolley, R.D. Wed . "Long Pulse Fusion Physics Experiments without Superconducting Electromagnets". United States. doi:10.2172/2685. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/2685.
@article{osti_2685,
title = {Long Pulse Fusion Physics Experiments without Superconducting Electromagnets},
author = {Woolley, R.D.},
abstractNote = {Long-pulse fusion physics experiments can be performed economically via resistive electromagnets designed for thermally steady-state operation. Possible fusion experiments using resistive electromagnets include long-pulse ignition with deuterium-tritium fuel. Long-pulse resistive electromagnets are alternatives to today's delicate and costly superconductors. At any rate, superconducting technology is now evolving independent of fusion, so near-term superconducting experience may not ultimately be useful.},
doi = {10.2172/2685},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Aug 19 00:00:00 EDT 1998},
month = {Wed Aug 19 00:00:00 EDT 1998}
}

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