Magnetic fusion commercial power plants

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Toroidal magnetic systems present the best opportunity to make a commercial fusion power plant. They offer potential solutions to the main requirements that confront a power plant designer. An ideal system may be postulated in which the coils are a very small part of the cost, and the cost stems primarily from the inescapable components: minimal plasma heating (and sustaining system), tritium breeding blanket, shield, particle input, removal and treatment system, heat transfer system, generators, buildings, and balance of plant. No present system meets the ideal standards; however, toroidal systems contain among them the elements required. Consequently, a logical program ... continued below

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Sheffield, J. December 31, 1994.

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Toroidal magnetic systems present the best opportunity to make a commercial fusion power plant. They offer potential solutions to the main requirements that confront a power plant designer. An ideal system may be postulated in which the coils are a very small part of the cost, and the cost stems primarily from the inescapable components: minimal plasma heating (and sustaining system), tritium breeding blanket, shield, particle input, removal and treatment system, heat transfer system, generators, buildings, and balance of plant. No present system meets the ideal standards; however, toroidal systems contain among them the elements required. Consequently, a logical program may be based upon an evolutionary development, building on the contributions of the tokamak, which has been the mainline of research for a number of years.

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  • Fusion Power Associates annual meeting and symposium, San Diego, CA (United States), 8-9 Sep 1994

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  • Report No.: CONF-9409308--1
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 34407
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683854

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Sheffield, J. Magnetic fusion commercial power plants, article, December 31, 1994; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc683854/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.