Conceptual design considerations and neutronics of lithium fall laser fusion target chambers

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Atomics International and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory are involved in the conceptual design of a laser fusion power plant incorporating the lithium fall target chamber. In this paper we discuss some of the more important design considerations for the target chamber and evaluate its nuclear performance. Sizing and configuration of the fall, hydraulic effects, and mechanical design considerations are addressed. The nuclear aspects examined include tritium breeding, energy deposition, and radiation damage.

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Meier, W.R. & Thomson, W.B. May 31, 1978.

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    Place of Publication: Livermore, California

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Atomics International and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory are involved in the conceptual design of a laser fusion power plant incorporating the lithium fall target chamber. In this paper we discuss some of the more important design considerations for the target chamber and evaluate its nuclear performance. Sizing and configuration of the fall, hydraulic effects, and mechanical design considerations are addressed. The nuclear aspects examined include tritium breeding, energy deposition, and radiation damage.

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Pages: 25

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 3. meeting on the technology of controlled thermonuclear fusion, Santa Fe, NM, USA, 9 May 1978

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  • Report No.: UCRL-80782
  • Report No.: CONF-780508-77
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6190373
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1110887

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Meier, W.R. & Thomson, W.B. Conceptual design considerations and neutronics of lithium fall laser fusion target chambers, article, May 31, 1978; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1110887/: accessed May 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.