Development of innovative fuelling systems for fusion energy science

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The development of innovative fueling systems in support of magnetic fusion energy, particularly the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), is described. The ITER fuelling system will use a combination of deuterium-tritium (D-T) gas puffing and pellet injection to achieve and maintain ignited plasmas. This combination will provide a flexible fuelling source with D-T pellets penetrating beyond the separatrix to sustain the ignited fusion plasma and with deuterium-rich gas fuelling the edge region to meet divertor requirements in a process called isotopic fuelling. More advanced systems with potential for deeper penetration, such as multistage pellet guns and compact toroid injection, are ... continued below

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Gouge, M. J.; Baylor, L. R.; Combs, S. K. & Fisher, P. W. September 1996.

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The development of innovative fueling systems in support of magnetic fusion energy, particularly the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), is described. The ITER fuelling system will use a combination of deuterium-tritium (D-T) gas puffing and pellet injection to achieve and maintain ignited plasmas. This combination will provide a flexible fuelling source with D-T pellets penetrating beyond the separatrix to sustain the ignited fusion plasma and with deuterium-rich gas fuelling the edge region to meet divertor requirements in a process called isotopic fuelling. More advanced systems with potential for deeper penetration, such as multistage pellet guns and compact toroid injection, are also described.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96015043

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  • 16. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) international conference on plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion research, Montreal (Canada), 7-11 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE96015043
  • Report No.: CONF-961005--2
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464;FG03-90ER54102
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 379064
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688054

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Gouge, M. J.; Baylor, L. R.; Combs, S. K. & Fisher, P. W. Development of innovative fuelling systems for fusion energy science, article, September 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688054/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.