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Title: PACER: short cut solution to fusion energy production

Abstract

PACER uses proven hydrogen-weapon explosive technology to provide fusion power for the generation of electrical power, for the production of fissile material as fuel for light-water reactors, and perhaps for the production of gaseous hydrogen to extend our natural-gas resources. The PACER concept exploits the enormous amounts of energy released from a controlled fusion explosion that is safely contained within a large, steam-filled cavity. The energy is extracted from the steam and converted to electrical power by standard power-industry techniques. Some of the overall aspects of the PACER program are described.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7093608
Report Number(s):
TID-27687
TRN: 77-017793
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; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; THERMONUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS; POWER GENERATION; BREEDING; DEUTERIUM; FISSION; NUCLEAR FUELS; STEAM; THERMODYNAMIC CYCLES; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS; ENERGY SOURCES; EXPLOSIONS; FUELS; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; NUCLEAR FUEL CONVERSION; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; NUCLEI; NUCLEOSYNTHESIS; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; REACTOR MATERIALS; STABLE ISOTOPES; 700200* - Fusion Energy- Fusion Power Plant Technology

Citation Formats

Not Available. PACER: short cut solution to fusion energy production. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Not Available. PACER: short cut solution to fusion energy production. United States.
Not Available. Sat . "PACER: short cut solution to fusion energy production". United States.
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abstractNote = {PACER uses proven hydrogen-weapon explosive technology to provide fusion power for the generation of electrical power, for the production of fissile material as fuel for light-water reactors, and perhaps for the production of gaseous hydrogen to extend our natural-gas resources. The PACER concept exploits the enormous amounts of energy released from a controlled fusion explosion that is safely contained within a large, steam-filled cavity. The energy is extracted from the steam and converted to electrical power by standard power-industry techniques. Some of the overall aspects of the PACER program are described.},
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year = {1977},
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