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Title: Compact-Toroid fusion reactor based on the field-reversed theta pinch

Abstract

Early scoping studies based on approximate, analytic models have been extended on the basis of a dynamic plasma model and an overall systems approach to examine a Compact Toroid (CTOR) reactor embodiment that uses a Field-Reversed Theta Pinch as a plasma source. The field-reversed plasmoid would be formed and compressionally heated to ignition prior to injection into and translation through a linear burn chamber, thereby removing the high-technology plasmoid source from the hostile reactor environment. Stabilization of the field-reversed plasmoid would be provided by a passive conducting shell located outside the high-temperature blanket but within the low-field superconducting magnets and associated radiation shielding. On the basis of this batch-burn but thermally steady-state approach, a reactor concept emerges with a length below approx. 40 m that generates 300 to 400 MWe of net electrical power with a recirculating power fraction less than 0.15.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6559608
Report Number(s):
LA-8758-MS
TRN: 81-009048
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; REVERSE-FIELD PINCH; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; THETA PINCH; ASPECT RATIO; PLASMOIDS; STABILIZATION; TOROIDAL CONFIGURATION; ANNULAR SPACE; CONFIGURATION; PINCH EFFECT; SPACE; 700200* - Fusion Energy- Fusion Power Plant Technology

Citation Formats

Hagenson, R.L., and Krakowski, R.A. Compact-Toroid fusion reactor based on the field-reversed theta pinch. United States: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.2172/6559608.
Hagenson, R.L., & Krakowski, R.A. Compact-Toroid fusion reactor based on the field-reversed theta pinch. United States. doi:10.2172/6559608.
Hagenson, R.L., and Krakowski, R.A. Sun . "Compact-Toroid fusion reactor based on the field-reversed theta pinch". United States. doi:10.2172/6559608. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6559608.
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title = {Compact-Toroid fusion reactor based on the field-reversed theta pinch},
author = {Hagenson, R.L. and Krakowski, R.A.},
abstractNote = {Early scoping studies based on approximate, analytic models have been extended on the basis of a dynamic plasma model and an overall systems approach to examine a Compact Toroid (CTOR) reactor embodiment that uses a Field-Reversed Theta Pinch as a plasma source. The field-reversed plasmoid would be formed and compressionally heated to ignition prior to injection into and translation through a linear burn chamber, thereby removing the high-technology plasmoid source from the hostile reactor environment. Stabilization of the field-reversed plasmoid would be provided by a passive conducting shell located outside the high-temperature blanket but within the low-field superconducting magnets and associated radiation shielding. On the basis of this batch-burn but thermally steady-state approach, a reactor concept emerges with a length below approx. 40 m that generates 300 to 400 MWe of net electrical power with a recirculating power fraction less than 0.15.},
doi = {10.2172/6559608},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {3}
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