The ARIES-RS power core -- Recent development in Li/V designs

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The ARIES-RS fusion power plant design study is based on reversed-shear (RS) physics with a Li/V (lithium breeder and vanadium structure) blanket. The reversed-shear discharge has been documented in many large tokamak experiments. The plasma in the RS mode has a high beta, low current, and low current drive requirements. Therefore, it is an attractive physics regime for a fusion power plant. The blanket system based on a Li/V has high temperature operating capability, good tritium breeding, excellent high heat flux removal capability, long structural life time, low activation, low after heat and good safety characteristics. For these reasons, the ... continued below

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Sze, D.K.; Billone, M.C. & Hua, T.Q. April 1, 1997.

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The ARIES-RS fusion power plant design study is based on reversed-shear (RS) physics with a Li/V (lithium breeder and vanadium structure) blanket. The reversed-shear discharge has been documented in many large tokamak experiments. The plasma in the RS mode has a high beta, low current, and low current drive requirements. Therefore, it is an attractive physics regime for a fusion power plant. The blanket system based on a Li/V has high temperature operating capability, good tritium breeding, excellent high heat flux removal capability, long structural life time, low activation, low after heat and good safety characteristics. For these reasons, the ARIES-RS reactor study selected Li/V as the reference blanket. The combination of attractive physics and attractive blanket engineering is expected to result in a superior power plant design. This paper summarizes the power core design of the ARIES-RS power plant study.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97006980

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  • ISFNT-4: 4th international symposium on fusion nuclear technology, Tokyo (Japan), 6-11 Apr 1997

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  • Other: DE97006980
  • Report No.: ANL/TD/CP--91083
  • Report No.: CONF-970404--6
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 510420
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693833

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Sze, D.K.; Billone, M.C. & Hua, T.Q. The ARIES-RS power core -- Recent development in Li/V designs, article, April 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693833/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.