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Title: Mirror Advanced Reactor Study interim design report

The status of the design of a tenth-of-a-kind commercial tandem-mirror fusion reactor is described at the midpoint of a two-year study. When completed, the design is to serve as a strategic goal for the mirror fusion program. The main objectives of the Mirror Advanced Reactor Study (MARS) are: (1) to design an attractive tandem-mirror fusion reactor producing electricity and synfuels (in alternate versions), (2) to identify key development and technology needs, and (3) to exploit the potential of fusion for safety, low activation, and simple disposal of radioactive waste. In the first year we have emphasized physics and engineering of the central cell and physics of the end cell. Design optimization and trade studies are continuing, and we expect additional modifications in the end cells to further improve the performance of the final design.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6041953
Report Number(s):
UCRL-53333
ON: DE83011865
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; MARS REACTOR; DESIGN; BREEDING BLANKETS; COMMERCIALIZATION; ECR HEATING; MAGNET COILS; POWER GENERATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; SHIELDING; SPECIFICATIONS; START-UP; SYNTHETIC FUELS; TMR REACTORS; TRITIUM RECOVERY; ELECTRIC COILS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FUELS; HEATING; HIGH-FREQUENCY HEATING; MAGNETIC MIRROR TYPE REACTORS; MANAGEMENT; PLASMA HEATING; REACTOR COMPONENTS; RECOVERY; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT 700200* -- Fusion Energy-- Fusion Power Plant Technology