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Title: Polarized advanced fuel reactors

The d-/sup 3/He reaction has the same spin dependence as the d-t reaction. It produces no neutrons, so that if the d-d reactivity could be reduced, it would lead to a neutron-lean reactor. The current understanding of the possible suppression of the d-d reactivity by spin polarization is discussed. The question as to whether a suppression is possible is still unresolved. Other advanced fuel reactions are briefly discussed. 11 refs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6169161
Report Number(s):
PPPL-2446
ON: DE88000126
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Technical Report
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Research Org:
Princeton Univ., NJ (USA). Plasma Physics Lab.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS; DEUTERON REACTIONS; REACTIVITY; SPIN ORIENTATION; TRITON REACTIONS; CHARGED-PARTICLE REACTIONS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; NUCLEOSYNTHESIS; ORIENTATION; SYNTHESIS 700200* -- Fusion Energy-- Fusion Power Plant Technology