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Title: Accelerators for heavy ion fusion

Large fusion devices will almost certainly produce net energy. However, a successful commercial fusion energy system must also satisfy important engineering and economic constraints. Inertial confinement fusion power plants driven by multi-stage, heavy-ion accelerators appear capable of meeting these constraints. The reasons behind this promising outlook for heavy-ion fusion are given in this report. This report is based on the transcript of a talk presented at the Symposium on Lasers and Particle Beams for Fusion and Strategic Defense at the University of Rochester on April 17-19, 1985.
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ON: DE86002606
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; HEAVY ION ACCELERATORS; REVIEWS; COST; ELECTRICITY; HEAVY IONS; PLANNING; ACCELERATORS; CHARGED PARTICLES; DOCUMENT TYPES; IONS 700208* -- Fusion Power Plant Technology-- Inertial Confinement Technology; 430100 -- Particle Accelerators-- Design, Development, & Operation