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Title: Tokamak reactor studies

This paper presents an overview of tokamak reactor studies with particular attention to commercial reactor concepts developed within the last three years. Emphasis is placed on DT fueled reactors for electricity production. A brief history of tokamak reactor studies is presented. The STARFIRE, NUWMAK, and HFCTR studies are highlighted. Recent developments that have increased the commercial attractiveness of tokamak reactor designs are discussed. These developments include smaller plant sizes, higher first wall loadings, improved maintenance concepts, steady-state operation, non-divertor particle control, and improved reactor safety features.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6489348
Report Number(s):
ANL/FPP/TM-143
TRN: 81-009046
DOE Contract Number:
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; TOKAMAK TYPE REACTORS; REVIEWS; MAINTENANCE; SAFETY; SIZE; THERMONUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; WALL LOADING; DOCUMENT TYPES; POWER DENSITY; POWER PLANTS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS 700200* -- Fusion Energy-- Fusion Power Plant Technology