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Title: Pacer processing: cavity inventory relationships

Abstract

The pacer cavity and its associated primary power loop comprise a recirculating system in which materials are introduced by a series of thermonuclear explosions while debris is continuously removed by radioactive decay, sorption phenomena, and deliberate processing. Safe, reliable, and economical realization of the Pacer concept depends on the removal and control of both noxious and valuable by-products of the fusion reaction. Mathematical relationships are developed that describe the quantities of materials that are introduced into the Pacer cavity by a series of discrete events and are removed continuously by processing and decay. An iterative computer program based on these relationships is developed that allows both the total cavity inventory and the amounts of important individual species to be determined at any time during the lifetime of the cavity in order to establish the effects of the thermonuclear event, the cavity, the flow, and various processing parameters on Pacer design requirements. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., N.Mex. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
4185808
Report Number(s):
LA-6090-MS
NSA Number:
NSA-33-005564
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N42520* -Engineering-Nuclear Explosions-Civil Uses; 450201* -Explosions & Explosives-Nuclear-Civil Uses; *COMPUTER CODES- P CODES; *POWER GENERATION- THERMONUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; *THERMAL POWER PLANTS- RESEARCH PROGRAMS; *THERMONUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS- USES; CAVITIES; ELECTRIC POWER; FISSION PRODUCTS; INVENTORIES; RADIOACTIVITY; UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS

Citation Formats

Dietz, R.J., and Gritzo, L.A. Pacer processing: cavity inventory relationships. United States: N. p., 1975. Web. doi:10.2172/4185808.
Dietz, R.J., & Gritzo, L.A. Pacer processing: cavity inventory relationships. United States. doi:10.2172/4185808.
Dietz, R.J., and Gritzo, L.A. Mon . "Pacer processing: cavity inventory relationships". United States. doi:10.2172/4185808. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4185808.
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abstractNote = {The pacer cavity and its associated primary power loop comprise a recirculating system in which materials are introduced by a series of thermonuclear explosions while debris is continuously removed by radioactive decay, sorption phenomena, and deliberate processing. Safe, reliable, and economical realization of the Pacer concept depends on the removal and control of both noxious and valuable by-products of the fusion reaction. Mathematical relationships are developed that describe the quantities of materials that are introduced into the Pacer cavity by a series of discrete events and are removed continuously by processing and decay. An iterative computer program based on these relationships is developed that allows both the total cavity inventory and the amounts of important individual species to be determined at any time during the lifetime of the cavity in order to establish the effects of the thermonuclear event, the cavity, the flow, and various processing parameters on Pacer design requirements. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4185808},
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