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Author Santarius, J.F. ♦ Blanchard, J.P. ♦ Emmert, G.A. ♦ Sviatoslavsky, I.N. ♦ Wittenberg, L.J. ♦ Ghoniem, N.M. ♦ Hasan, M.Z. ♦ Mau, T.K. ♦ Greenspan, E. ♦ Herring, J.S. ♦ Kernbichler, W. ♦ Klein, A.C. ♦ Miley, G.H. ♦ Miller, R.L. ♦ Peng, Y.-K.M. ♦ Schaffer, M.J. ♦ Wong, C.P.C. ♦ Steiner, D. ♦ Sze, D.-K.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1989
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Energy conversion ♦ Inductors ♦ Helium ♦ Tokamaks ♦ Neutrons ♦ Plasmas ♦ Synchrotron radiation ♦ Energy loss ♦ Fusion reactors ♦ Toroidal magnetic fields
Abstract High-efficiency energy conversion schemes for a D-/sup 3/He tokamak reactor are investigated. The loss channels for a D-/sup 3/He plasma are through charged particles, neutrons, and radiation (synchrotron and bremsstrahlung), with only a few percent of the energy loss in neutrons. In contrast to D-T fusion reactors, this gives high leverage to energy-conversion methods which apply to charged particles or radiation. The ideas investigated focus on efficiently converting such energy to electricity or on converting thermal energy in ways which make effective use of fusion-reactor characteristics such as high magnetic fields. The energy-conversion methods investigated are given. Whether a concept was chosen for further study is indicated, as is the applicability of the concept to the three tokamak versions under consideration for the Advanced Reactor Innovation and Evaluation Study-III (ARIES-III): a high-field reactor (HFR), a second stability reactor (SSR), and a spherical torus (ST). Options not selected for further pursuit within the ARIES project are described briefly, and those selected are discussed more extensively. Selection criteria include cost, efficiency, technical feasibility, and how well a concept made use of fusion-specific features.<<ETX>>
Description Author affiliation: Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI, USA (Santarius, J.F.; Blanchard, J.P.; Emmert, G.A.; Sviatoslavsky, I.N.; Wittenberg, L.J.)
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1989-10-02
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 434.35 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 1039
Ending Page 1042

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library