HIGH FIELD, LOW CURRENT OPERATION OF ENGINEERING TEST REACTORS.

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

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Abstract

Steady-state engineering test reactors (ETRs) with high-field, low-current operation are investigated and compared to high-current lower field concepts. For similar wall loading it is shown that the fusion power of an illustrative high-field, low-current concept could be about 50% that of a lower field device like TIBER II. This reduction could lead to a 50% decrease in tritium consumption, resulting in a substantial decrease in operating cost. Furthermore, high-field operation could lead to substantially reduced current drive requirements and cost. Further savings would be attained from the reduced size of the first wall/blanket/shield system. The effects of high fields on magnet costs are very dependent on technological assumptions. Future improvements may lie with advances in superconducting and structural materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherIEEE
Pages870-872
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1987

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Tritium
Operating costs
Superconducting materials
Magnets
Costs
Fusion reactions

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Schwartz, J., Cohn, D. R., Bromberg, L., & Williams, J. E. C. (1987). HIGH FIELD, LOW CURRENT OPERATION OF ENGINEERING TEST REACTORS. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 870-872). IEEE.
Schwartz, Justin ; Cohn, D. R. ; Bromberg, L. ; Williams, J. E C. / HIGH FIELD, LOW CURRENT OPERATION OF ENGINEERING TEST REACTORS. Unknown Host Publication Title. IEEE, 1987. pp. 870-872
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Unknown Host Publication Title. IEEE, 1987. p. 870-872.

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Schwartz J, Cohn DR, Bromberg L, Williams JEC. HIGH FIELD, LOW CURRENT OPERATION OF ENGINEERING TEST REACTORS. In Unknown Host Publication Title. IEEE. 1987. p. 870-872