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Title: Tokamak reactor for treating fertile material or waste nuclear by-products

Abstract

Disclosed is a tokamak reactor. The reactor includes a first toroidal chamber, current carrying conductors, at least one divertor plate within the first toroidal chamber and a second chamber adjacent to the first toroidal chamber surrounded by a section that insulates the reactor from neutrons. The current carrying conductors are configured to confine a core plasma within enclosed walls of the first toroidal chamber such that the core plasma has an elongation of 1.5 to 4 and produce within the first toroidal chamber at least one stagnation point at a perpendicular distance from an equatorial plane through the core plasma that is greater than the plasma minor radius. The at least one divertor plate and current carrying conductors are configured relative to one another such that the current carrying conductors expand the open magnetic field lines at the divertor plate.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1079449
Patent Number(s):
8279994
Application Number:
12/249,303
Assignee:
Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21B - FUSION REACTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-04ER54742; FG02-04ER54754
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Citation Formats

Kotschenreuther, Michael T., Mahajan, Swadesh M., and Valanju, Prashant M. Tokamak reactor for treating fertile material or waste nuclear by-products. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Kotschenreuther, Michael T., Mahajan, Swadesh M., & Valanju, Prashant M. Tokamak reactor for treating fertile material or waste nuclear by-products. United States.
Kotschenreuther, Michael T., Mahajan, Swadesh M., and Valanju, Prashant M. Tue . "Tokamak reactor for treating fertile material or waste nuclear by-products". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1079449.
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