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Accession Number DE2013-1022672
Title Minimum Size Q=1 and Ignited Spherical Tokamak Devices.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author J. Galambos J. Haines Y. K. M. Peng
Abstract The authors find minimum sized Spherical Tokamak (ST) configurations capable of Q(approximately)1 (scientific break-even) and ignition. For Q(approximately)1 cases, the authors normalize their models to the JET device. They find comparable plasma power balance performance in an ST configuration of major radius (approximately)0.7 m, using both global and 3/2 D plasma transport modeling. For ignited plasma, they first normalize the plasma modeling to the ITER device. They find similar ignited plasma performance capabilities in an ST configuration of major radius 1.2 m. These are much smaller size plasmas than the standard tokamak counterparts, indicating a potentially easier path towards commercial applications. Also, they find that the quantity IA is not a good figure-of-merit for comparing performance of widely different tokamak configurations.
Keywords Configuration
Ignition
Performance
Plasma simulation
Thermonuclear reactors
Tokamak devices


 
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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