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Title: Effect on the tritium breeding ratio for a distributed ICRF antenna in a DEMO reactor

The paper reports results of MCNP-5 calculations to assess the effect on the Tritium Breeding Ratio (TBR) when integrating a distributed Ion Cyclotron Range of Frequencies (ICRF) antenna in the blanket of DEMO fusion power reactor. The calculations consider different parameters such as the ICRF covering ratio and the type of breeding blanket including the Helium Cooled Pebble Bed (HCPB) and the Helium Cooled Lithium Lead (HCLL) concepts. For an antenna with a full toroidal circumference of 360°, located poloidally at 40° with a poloidal extension of 1 m, the reduction of the TBR is −0.349% for the HCPB blanket and −0.532% for the HCLL blanket. The distributed ICRF antenna is thus shown to have only a marginal effect on the TBR of the DEMO reactor.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [1] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6]
  1. Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP), Garching (Germany)
  2. (KIT), Karlsruhe (Germany)
  3. (UPC), Barcelona (Spain)
  4. (Belgium)
  5. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe (Germany)
  6. Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22496208
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1689; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 21. topical conference on radio frequency power in plasmas, Lake Arrowhead, CA (United States), 27-29 Apr 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 EURATOM; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ANTENNAS; BREEDING BLANKETS; BREEDING RATIO; HELIUM; ICR HEATING; ION CYCLOTRON-RESONANCE; LITHIUM; TRITIUM