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Title: Laser or charged-particle-beam fusion reactor with direct electric generation by magnetic flux compression

Abstract

The invention is a laser or particle-beam-driven fusion reactor system which takes maximum advantage of both the very short pulsed nature of the energy release of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and the very small volumes within which the thermonuclear burn takes place. The pulsed nature of ICF permits dynamic direct energy conversion schemes such as magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generation and magnetic flux compression; the small volumes permit very compact blanket geometries. By fully exploiting these characteristics of ICF, it is possible to design a fusion reactor with exceptionally high power density, high net electric efficiency, and low neutron-induced radioactivity. The invention includes a compact blanket design and method and apparatus for obtaining energy utilizing the compact blanket.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6911787
Application Number:
ON: DE84011284
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-09-027610; EDB-84-088670
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BREEDING BLANKETS; SPECIFICATIONS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; MAGNETIC COMPRESSION; MAGNETIC FLUX; MHD GENERATORS; PATENTS; SHOCK WAVES; COMPRESSION; CONFINEMENT; CONVERSION; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY CONVERSION; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; REACTOR COMPONENTS 700208* -- Fusion Power Plant Technology-- Inertial Confinement Technology; 700207 -- Fusion Power Plant Technology-- Power Conversion Systems

Citation Formats

Lasche, G.P. Laser or charged-particle-beam fusion reactor with direct electric generation by magnetic flux compression. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Lasche, G.P. Laser or charged-particle-beam fusion reactor with direct electric generation by magnetic flux compression. United States.
Lasche, G.P. Thu . "Laser or charged-particle-beam fusion reactor with direct electric generation by magnetic flux compression". United States.
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author = {Lasche, G.P.},
abstractNote = {The invention is a laser or particle-beam-driven fusion reactor system which takes maximum advantage of both the very short pulsed nature of the energy release of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and the very small volumes within which the thermonuclear burn takes place. The pulsed nature of ICF permits dynamic direct energy conversion schemes such as magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generation and magnetic flux compression; the small volumes permit very compact blanket geometries. By fully exploiting these characteristics of ICF, it is possible to design a fusion reactor with exceptionally high power density, high net electric efficiency, and low neutron-induced radioactivity. The invention includes a compact blanket design and method and apparatus for obtaining energy utilizing the compact blanket.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {9}
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