Conceptual design of the Fast-Liner Reactor (FLR) for fusion power

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The generation of fusion power from the Fast-Liner Reactor (FLR) concept envisages the implosion of a thin (3-mm) metallic cylinder (0.2-m radius by 0.2-m length) onto a preinjected plasma. This plasma would be heated to thermonuclear temperatures by adiabatic compression, pressure confinement would be provided by the liner inertia, and thermal insulation of the wall-confined plasma would be established by an embedded azimuthal magnetic field. A 2- to 3-mu s burn would follow the approx. 10/sup 4/ m/s radial implosion and would result in a thermonuclear yield equal to 10 to 15 times the energy initially invested into the liner ... continued below

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Moses, R.W.; Krakowski, R.A. & Miller, R.L. February 1, 1979.

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The generation of fusion power from the Fast-Liner Reactor (FLR) concept envisages the implosion of a thin (3-mm) metallic cylinder (0.2-m radius by 0.2-m length) onto a preinjected plasma. This plasma would be heated to thermonuclear temperatures by adiabatic compression, pressure confinement would be provided by the liner inertia, and thermal insulation of the wall-confined plasma would be established by an embedded azimuthal magnetic field. A 2- to 3-mu s burn would follow the approx. 10/sup 4/ m/s radial implosion and would result in a thermonuclear yield equal to 10 to 15 times the energy initially invested into the liner kinetic energy. For implosions occurring once every 10 s a gross thermal power of 430 MWt would be generated. The results of a comprehensive systems study of both physics and technology (economics) optima are presented. Despite unresolved problems associated with both the physics and technology of the FLR, a conceptual power plant design is presented.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A07/MF A01.

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  • Report No.: LA-7686-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/6058274 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6058274
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1111078

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Moses, R.W.; Krakowski, R.A. & Miller, R.L. Conceptual design of the Fast-Liner Reactor (FLR) for fusion power, report, February 1, 1979; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1111078/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.