Neutronics issues and inertial fusion energy: a summary of findings

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We have analyzed and compared five major inertial fusion energy (IFE) and two representative magnetic fusion energy (MFE) power plant designs for their environment, safety, and health (ES&H) characteristics. Our work has focussed upon the neutronics of each of the designs and the resulting radiological hazard indices. The calculation of a consistent set of hazard indices allows comparisons to be made between the designs. Such comparisons enable identification of trends in fusion ES&H characteristics and may be used to increase the likelihood of fusion achieving its full potential with respect to ES&H characteristics. The present work summarizes our findings and ... continued below

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Latkowski, J. F. May 29, 1998.

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We have analyzed and compared five major inertial fusion energy (IFE) and two representative magnetic fusion energy (MFE) power plant designs for their environment, safety, and health (ES&H) characteristics. Our work has focussed upon the neutronics of each of the designs and the resulting radiological hazard indices. The calculation of a consistent set of hazard indices allows comparisons to be made between the designs. Such comparisons enable identification of trends in fusion ES&H characteristics and may be used to increase the likelihood of fusion achieving its full potential with respect to ES&H characteristics. The present work summarizes our findings and conclusions. This work emphasizes the need for more research in low-activation materials and for the experimental measurement of radionuclide release fractions under accident conditions.

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  • Annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society, Nashville, TN (United States), 7-12 Jun 1998

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  • Other: DE98057884
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--129625
  • Report No.: CONF-980606--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 305316
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc684865

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Latkowski, J. F. Neutronics issues and inertial fusion energy: a summary of findings, article, May 29, 1998; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc684865/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.