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Title: Spheromak reactor-design study

Abstract

A general overview of spheromak reactor characteristics, such as MHD stability, start up, and plasma geometry is presented. In addition, comparisons are made between spheromaks, tokamaks and field reversed mirrors. The computer code Sphero is also discussed. Sphero is a zero dimensional time independent transport code that uses particle confinement times and profile parameters as input since they are not known with certainty at the present time. More specifically, Sphero numerically solves a given set of transport equations whose solutions include such variables as fuel ion (deuterium and tritium) density, electron density, alpha particle density and ion, electron temperatures.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor (USA). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering
OSTI Identifier:
5991936
Report Number(s):
WFPS-TME-81-025
ON: DE82002215; TRN: 82-001409
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-77ET51010
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; SPHEROMAK DEVICES; DESIGN; ALPHA PARTICLES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ION DENSITY; PLASMA MACROINSTABILITIES; REACTOR START-UP; THERMONUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; TRANSPORT THEORY; CHARGED PARTICLES; CLOSED PLASMA DEVICES; INSTABILITY; OPERATION; PLASMA INSTABILITY; POWER PLANTS; REACTOR OPERATION; START-UP; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; TOKAMAK DEVICES; 700200* - Fusion Energy- Fusion Power Plant Technology

Citation Formats

Les, J.M.. Spheromak reactor-design study. United States: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.2172/5991936.
Les, J.M.. Spheromak reactor-design study. United States. doi:10.2172/5991936.
Les, J.M.. Tue . "Spheromak reactor-design study". United States. doi:10.2172/5991936. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5991936.
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author = {Les, J.M.},
abstractNote = {A general overview of spheromak reactor characteristics, such as MHD stability, start up, and plasma geometry is presented. In addition, comparisons are made between spheromaks, tokamaks and field reversed mirrors. The computer code Sphero is also discussed. Sphero is a zero dimensional time independent transport code that uses particle confinement times and profile parameters as input since they are not known with certainty at the present time. More specifically, Sphero numerically solves a given set of transport equations whose solutions include such variables as fuel ion (deuterium and tritium) density, electron density, alpha particle density and ion, electron temperatures.},
doi = {10.2172/5991936},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 1981},
month = {Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 1981}
}

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