Stellarator-Mirror Based Fusion Driven Fission Reactor
2010 (English)In: Journal of fusion energy, ISSN 0164-0313, E-ISSN 1572-9591, Vol. 29, no 1, 65-69 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The version of fusion driven system (FDS), a sub-critical fast fission assembly with a fusion plasma neutron source, theoretically investigated here is based on a stellarator with a small mirror part. In the magnetic well of the mirror part, fusion reactions occur from collision of an RF heated hot ion component (tritium), with high perpendicular energy with cold background plasma ions. The hot ions are assumed to be trapped in the magnetic mirror part. The stellarator part which connects to the mirror part provides confinement for the bulk (deuterium) plasma. Calculations based on a power balance analysis indicate the possibility to achieve a net electric power output with a compact FDS device. For representative thermal power output of a power plant (P th ≈ P fis = 0.5–2 GW) the computed electric Q-factor is in the range Q el = 8–14, which indicates high efficiency of the FDS scheme.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 29, no 1, 65-69 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-113153DOI: 10.1007/s10894-009-9233-yISI: 000273787900014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-113153DiVA: diva2:289860