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Hybrid Reactor Studies Based on the Straight Field Line Mirror
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
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2013 (English)In: Fusion science and technology, ISSN 1536-1055, E-ISSN 1943-7641, Vol. 63, no 1T, 52-57 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The straight field line mirror (SFLM) hybrid reactor studies aim to identify a concept where the safety of fission power production could be enhanced. A fusion neutron source could become a mean to achieve this. The SFLM studies address critical issues such as reactor safety, natural circulation of coolants, steady state operation for a year or more and means to avoid too strong material loads by a proper geometrical arrangement of the reactor components. A key result is that power production may be possible with a fusion Q factor as low as 0.15. This possibility arises from the high power amplification by fission, which within reactor safety margins may exceed a factor of 100. The requirements on electron temperature are dramatically lower for a fusion hybrid compared to a stand-alone fusion reactor. This and several other factors are important for our choice to select a mirror machine for the fusion hybrid reactor studies.

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2013. Vol. 63, no 1T, 52-57 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224503ISI: 000333412900011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-224503DiVA: diva2:717061
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Joint Conference of 9th International Conference on Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement (OS) and 3rd International Workshop on Plasma Material Interaction Facilities for Fusion Research (PMIF), AUG 27-31, 2012, Tsukuba, JAPAN
Available from: 2014-05-14 Created: 2014-05-13 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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