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Conceptual design of D-{sup 3}He FRC reactor `ARTEMIS`

Technical Report:

Abstract

A comprehensive design study of the D-{sup 3}He fueled field-reversed configuration (FRC) reactor `ARTEMIS` is carried out for the purpose of proving its attractive characteristics and clarifying the critical issues for a commercial fusion reactor. The FRC burning plasma is stabilized and sustained in a steady equilibrium by means of a preferential trapping of D-{sup 3}He fusion-produced energetic protons. A novel direct energy converter for 15MeV protons is also presented. On the bases of a consistent scenario of the fusion plasma production and simple engineering, a compact and simple reactor concept is presented. The design of the D-{sup 3}He FRC power plant definitely offers the most attractive prospect for energy development. It is environmentally acceptable in view of radio-activity and fuel resources; and the estimated cost of electricity is low compared to a light water reactor. Critical issues concerning physics or engineering for the development of the D-{sup 3}He FRC reactor are clarified. (author).
Authors:
Momota, H; Ishida, A; Kohzaki, Y [1] 
  1. and others
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1991
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NIFS-101
Reference Number:
SCA: 700412; PA: JPN-91:011156; SN: 92000630572
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jul 1991
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; FIELD-REVERSED THETA PINCH DEVICES; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS; DEUTERIUM; HELIUM 3; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; DEUTERON REACTIONS; HELIUM 3 TARGET; SPECIFICATIONS; 700412; MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT DEVICES
OSTI ID:
10109045
Research Organizations:
National Inst. for Fusion Science, Nagoya (Japan)
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE92750965; TRN: JP9111156
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
JPN
Size:
45 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Momota, H, Ishida, A, and Kohzaki, Y. Conceptual design of D-{sup 3}He FRC reactor `ARTEMIS`. Japan: N. p., 1991. Web.
Momota, H, Ishida, A, & Kohzaki, Y. Conceptual design of D-{sup 3}He FRC reactor `ARTEMIS`. Japan.
Momota, H, Ishida, A, and Kohzaki, Y. 1991. "Conceptual design of D-{sup 3}He FRC reactor `ARTEMIS`." Japan.
@misc{etde_10109045,
title = {Conceptual design of D-{sup 3}He FRC reactor `ARTEMIS`}
author = {Momota, H, Ishida, A, and Kohzaki, Y}
abstractNote = {A comprehensive design study of the D-{sup 3}He fueled field-reversed configuration (FRC) reactor `ARTEMIS` is carried out for the purpose of proving its attractive characteristics and clarifying the critical issues for a commercial fusion reactor. The FRC burning plasma is stabilized and sustained in a steady equilibrium by means of a preferential trapping of D-{sup 3}He fusion-produced energetic protons. A novel direct energy converter for 15MeV protons is also presented. On the bases of a consistent scenario of the fusion plasma production and simple engineering, a compact and simple reactor concept is presented. The design of the D-{sup 3}He FRC power plant definitely offers the most attractive prospect for energy development. It is environmentally acceptable in view of radio-activity and fuel resources; and the estimated cost of electricity is low compared to a light water reactor. Critical issues concerning physics or engineering for the development of the D-{sup 3}He FRC reactor are clarified. (author).}
place = {Japan}
year = {1991}
month = {Jul}
}