Accession Number DE2013-1081815
Title Fusion Nuclear Science Facilty (FNSF) before Upgrade to Component Test Facility (CTF).
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 8p
Personal Author A. Lumsdaine A. C. Sontag J. M. Canik J. M. Park M. Murakami P. J. Fogarty S. J. Diem S. L. Milora T. W. Burgess Y. K. M. Peng
Abstract The compact (R0 approx. 1.2-1.3m) Fusion Nuclear Science Facility (FNSF) is aimed at providing a fully integrated, continuously driven fusion nuclear environment of copious fusion neutrons. This facility would be used to test, discover, understand, and innovate scientific and technical solutions for the challenges facing DEMO, by addressing the multi-scale synergistic interactions involving fusion plasma material interactions, tritium fuel cycle, power extraction, and the nuclear effects on materials. Such a facility properly designed would provide, initially at the JET-level plasma pressure (approx. 30%T2) and conditions (e.g., Hot-Ion H-Mode), an outboard fusion neutron flux of 0.25 MW/m2 while requiring a fusion power of 19 MW. If and when this research operation is successful, its performance can be extended to 1 MW/m2 and 76 MW by reaching for twice the JET plasma pressure and Q. High-safety factor q and moderate-plasmas would minimize plasma-induced disruptions, helping to deliver reliably a neutron fluence of 1 MW-yr/m2 and a duty factor of 10% presently anticipated for the FNS research. Success of this research will depend on achieving time-efficient installation and replacement of all components using extensive remote handling (RH).
Keywords Inertial confinement fusion
Neutron flux
Neutrons
Nuclear materials
Performance evaluation
Plasma pressure
Test facilities
Thermonuclear reactors


 
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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