Overview of design activities for Li/V blankets

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Recent fusion power plant design studies in the US have been conducted within the ARIES project. The most recent design of Li/V blankets was conducted as part of the ARIES-RS design. 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 requirement. Therefore, it is an attractive physics regime for a fusion power plant. The blanket system based on a Li/V ... continued below

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Sze, D.K. & Mattas, R.F. December 31, 1997.

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Recent fusion power plant design studies in the US have been conducted within the ARIES project. The most recent design of Li/V blankets was conducted as part of the ARIES-RS design. 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 requirement. 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.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98057815

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  • International workshop on liquid metal blanket experimental activities, Paris (France), 16-18 Sep 1997

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  • Other: DE98057815
  • Report No.: ANL/TD/CP--93894
  • Report No.: CONF-9709165--
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 656723
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703723

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Sze, D.K. & Mattas, R.F. Overview of design activities for Li/V blankets, article, December 31, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703723/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.