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Title: Lessons learned from the tokamak Advanced Reactor Innovation and Evaluation Study (ARIES)

Lessons from the four-year ARIES (Advanced Reactor Innovation and Evaluation Study) investigation of a number of commercial magnetic-fusion-energy (MFE) power-plant embodiments of the tokamak are summarized. These lessons apply to physics, engineering and technology, and environmental, safety, and health (ES&H) characteristics of projected tokamak power plants. Summarized herein are the composite conclusions and lessons developed in the course of four conceptual tokamak power-plant designs. A general conclusion from this extensive investigation of the commercial potential of tokamak power plants is the need for combined, symbiotic advances in both physics, engineering, and materials before economic competitiveness with developing advanced energy sources can be realized. Advances in materials are also needed for the exploitation of environmental advantages otherwise inherent in fusion power.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10165259
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--94-1576; CONF-940630--24
ON: DE94014714; TRN: 94:013678
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 11. topical meeting on the technology of fusion energy,New Orleans, LA (United States),19-24 Jun 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; TOKAMAK DEVICES; EVALUATION; THERMONUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; DESIGN; ELECTRICITY; ECONOMICS; ENGINEERING; PHYSICS 700412; 700490; MAGNETIC CONFINEMENT DEVICES; ECONOMICS