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Title: Study of fusion product effects in field-reversed mirrors

Abstract

The effect of fusion products (fps) on Field-Reversed Mirror (FRM) reactor concepts has been evaluated through the development of two new computer models. The first code (MCFRM) treats fps as test particles in a fixed background plasma, which is represented as a fluid. MCFRM includes a Monte Carlo treatment of Coulomb scattering and thus provides an accurate treatment of fp behavior even at lower energies where pitch-angle scattering becomes important. The second code (FRMOD) is a steady-state, globally averaged, two-fluid (ion and electron), point model of the FRM plasma that incorporates fp heating and ash buildup values which are consistent with the MCFRM calculations. These codes have been used extensively in the development of an advanced-fuel FRM reactor design (SAFFIRE). A Catalyzed-D version of the plant is also discussed along with an investigation of the steady-state energy distribution of fps in the FRM. User guides for the two computer codes are also included.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Illinois Univ., Urbana (USA). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering
OSTI Identifier:
5634666
Report Number(s):
COO-2218-150
TRN: 80-005432
DOE Contract Number:  
AS02-76ET52040
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Thesis
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; FIELD-REVERSED MIRROR REACTORS; PLASMA HEATING; ALPHA PARTICLES; COMPUTER CODES; COULOMB SCATTERING; DEUTERIUM; HELIUM; MONTE CARLO METHOD; TEST PARTICLES; TRITIUM; BASIC INTERACTIONS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CHARGED PARTICLES; CRYOGENIC FLUIDS; ELASTIC SCATTERING; ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERACTIONS; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; HEATING; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; INTERACTIONS; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; MAGNETIC MIRROR TYPE REACTORS; NONMETALS; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; RADIOISOTOPES; RARE GASES; SCATTERING; STABLE ISOTOPES; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 700101* - Fusion Energy- Plasma Research- Confinement, Heating, & Production

Citation Formats

Driemeyer, D.E.. Study of fusion product effects in field-reversed mirrors. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/5634666.
Driemeyer, D.E.. Study of fusion product effects in field-reversed mirrors. United States. doi:10.2172/5634666.
Driemeyer, D.E.. Tue . "Study of fusion product effects in field-reversed mirrors". United States. doi:10.2172/5634666. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5634666.
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author = {Driemeyer, D.E.},
abstractNote = {The effect of fusion products (fps) on Field-Reversed Mirror (FRM) reactor concepts has been evaluated through the development of two new computer models. The first code (MCFRM) treats fps as test particles in a fixed background plasma, which is represented as a fluid. MCFRM includes a Monte Carlo treatment of Coulomb scattering and thus provides an accurate treatment of fp behavior even at lower energies where pitch-angle scattering becomes important. The second code (FRMOD) is a steady-state, globally averaged, two-fluid (ion and electron), point model of the FRM plasma that incorporates fp heating and ash buildup values which are consistent with the MCFRM calculations. These codes have been used extensively in the development of an advanced-fuel FRM reactor design (SAFFIRE). A Catalyzed-D version of the plant is also discussed along with an investigation of the steady-state energy distribution of fps in the FRM. User guides for the two computer codes are also included.},
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