LLNL review of the 1994 accelerator production of tritium (APT) concept

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LLNL was asked in September 1994 to review the accelerator production of tritium (APT) concept as it had evolved up to the fall of 1994. The purpose was not to compare it to other sources of tritium, but to identify possible technical flaws in the concept and to assess feasibility. The APT concept reviewed was based on a 1.0 GeV normal conducting proton linac operating CW at currents up to 200 mA with a target of tungsten and blanket of {sup 3}He and lead. The LLNL review group concurs with the conclusions of four previous reviews (1989 to 1994) that ... continued below

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Alesso, H.P.; Barnard, J.J. & Booth, R. March 8, 1995.

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LLNL was asked in September 1994 to review the accelerator production of tritium (APT) concept as it had evolved up to the fall of 1994. The purpose was not to compare it to other sources of tritium, but to identify possible technical flaws in the concept and to assess feasibility. The APT concept reviewed was based on a 1.0 GeV normal conducting proton linac operating CW at currents up to 200 mA with a target of tungsten and blanket of {sup 3}He and lead. The LLNL review group concurs with the conclusions of four previous reviews (1989 to 1994) that this concept can meet the tritium requirements of a reduced stockpile of approximately 3,500 {+-} 1,500 warheads. The authors believe that the predicted tritium production rate is based on sound nuclear and transport models and that the schedules for technology demonstrations, design, and construction are realistic. They conclude that the technical risk of the concept is low and can be managed within the risk reduction program. The risk reduction program should focus on risk to the schedule and on cost reduction.

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  • Other: DE95012260
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID--120567
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/73006 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 73006
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702238

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Alesso, H.P.; Barnard, J.J. & Booth, R. LLNL review of the 1994 accelerator production of tritium (APT) concept, report, March 8, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702238/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.