DT AND DHe**3 TOKAMAK TEST REACTOR CONCEPTS USING ADVANCED, HIGH FIELD SUPERCONDUCTORS.

D. R. Cohn, Justin Schwartz, R. L. Bieri, L. Bromberg, J. E.C. Williams

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Abstract

Possibilities for test reactor designs using high-temperature high-field superconductors are discussed. An illustrative design has a field at the plasma of 15 T. This reduces the required beta to less than 2% for DT operation. The required plasma current is 5 MA. For a reactor size of R//0 equals 3. 4 m and a equals 0. 6 m, the neutron wall loading is 3. 3 MW/m**2 at beta equals 1. 5% for DT operation and an equal amount of fusion power is produced at beta equals 10% for DHe**3 operation. One possible mode of operation is to use ohmic heating ignition in a DT plasma followed by thermal runaway to DHe**3 temperatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages917-920
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987

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Superconducting materials
Plasmas
Joule heating
Ignition
Neutrons
Fusion reactions
Temperature
Hot Temperature

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Cohn, D. R., Schwartz, J., Bieri, R. L., Bromberg, L., & Williams, J. E. C. (1987). DT AND DHe**3 TOKAMAK TEST REACTOR CONCEPTS USING ADVANCED, HIGH FIELD SUPERCONDUCTORS.. 917-920.
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