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Accession Number DE2013-1022040
Title ST-VNS Approach for Fusion Technology Development and Demonstration.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 4p
Personal Author D. K. Sze E. T. Cheng S. E. Berk Y. K. M. Peng
Abstract A high volume plasma based neutron source, or volumetric neutron source (VNS), could provide a reactor relevant environment for testing candidate fusion blankets in ways complementary to the tests planned for ITER. Proposed fusion blanket concepts can be screened in the test device and feasible blankets can then be selected and further developed. Mean-time-to-failure information can be accumulated for the qualified blanket concepts to assess the reliability of the power reactor components. A recent International Energy Agency study shows that the implementation of such a testing device can reduce cost and lower the risk for the development of fusion demonstration power reactor (DEMO).
Keywords First wall
Magnetic fields
Neutron sources
Power plants
Power reactors
Toroidal configuration
Wall loading

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77A - Thermonuclear Fusion Devices
46G - Plasma Physics
Corporate Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725

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