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Title: Heavy ion fusion--Using heavy ions to make electricity

Abstract

The idea of using nuclear fusion as a source of commercial electrical power has been pursued worldwide since the 1950s. Two approaches, using magnetic and inertial confinement of the reactants, are under study. This paper describes the difference between the two approaches, and discusses in more detail the heavy-ion-driven inertial fusion concept. A multibeam induction linear accelerator would be used to bring {approx}100 heavy ion beams to a few GeV. The beams would then heat and compress a target of solid D-T. This approach is unique among fusion concepts in its ability to protect the reaction chamber wall from neutrons and debris.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director. Office of Science. Office of Fusion Energy Sciences. Contracts DE-AC03-76SF00098. W-7405-ENG-48. DE-AI02-93ER40799. AC02-76CH03073. DE-AI02-94ER-54232 (US)
OSTI Identifier:
834230
Report Number(s):
LBNL-55145; HIFAN 1325
R&D Project: Z46010; TRN: US0407092
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 20th Winter Workshop on Nuclear Dynamics, Trelawny Beach (JM), 03/15/2004--03/20/2004; Other Information: PBD: 15 Mar 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ELECTRICITY; HEAVY IONS; INDUCTION; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; NEUTRONS; TARGETS

Citation Formats

Celata, C.M. Heavy ion fusion--Using heavy ions to make electricity. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Celata, C.M. Heavy ion fusion--Using heavy ions to make electricity. United States.
Celata, C.M. Mon . "Heavy ion fusion--Using heavy ions to make electricity". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/834230.
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