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Title: Compact-toroid fusion reactor based on the field-reversed theta pinch: reactor scaling and optimization for CTOR

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 (CT) 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 conduction 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 Scientific Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6769588
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6769588
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-80-2921; CONF-801011-49
TRN: 80-019690
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 4. ANS topical meeting on the technology of controlled nuclear fusion, King of Prussia, PA, USA, 14 Oct 1980
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; REVERSE-FIELD PINCH; OPTIMIZATION; SCALING LAWS; ASPECT RATIO; THETA PINCH; 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: reactor scaling and optimization for CTOR. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Hagenson, R.L., & Krakowski, R.A. Compact-toroid fusion reactor based on the field-reversed theta pinch: reactor scaling and optimization for CTOR. United States.
Hagenson, R.L., and Krakowski, R.A. Tue . "Compact-toroid fusion reactor based on the field-reversed theta pinch: reactor scaling and optimization for CTOR". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6769588.
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title = {Compact-toroid fusion reactor based on the field-reversed theta pinch: reactor scaling and optimization for CTOR},
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 (CT) 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 conduction 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.},
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