Electrical energy requirements for ATW and fusion neutrons

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This note compares the electrical energy requirements of accelerator (ATW) and fusion plants designed to transmute nuclides of fission wastes. Both systems use the same blanket concept but for each source neutron the fusion system must utilize one blanket neutron for tritium breeding. The ATW and fusion plants are found to have the same electrical energy requirement per available blanket neutron when the blanket coverage is comparable and fusion Q {approx} 1, but the fusion plant has only a fraction of the energy requirement when Q {much{underscore}gt} 1. If the blanket thermal energy is converted to electricity, the fusion plant ... continued below

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Jassby, D.L. & Schmidt, J.A. February 24, 2000.

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This note compares the electrical energy requirements of accelerator (ATW) and fusion plants designed to transmute nuclides of fission wastes. Both systems use the same blanket concept but for each source neutron the fusion system must utilize one blanket neutron for tritium breeding. The ATW and fusion plants are found to have the same electrical energy requirement per available blanket neutron when the blanket coverage is comparable and fusion Q {approx} 1, but the fusion plant has only a fraction of the energy requirement when Q {much{underscore}gt} 1. If the blanket thermal energy is converted to electricity, the fusion plant and ATW have comparable net electrical energy outputs per available neutron when Q {>=} 2.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 24 Feb 2000

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  • Report No.: PPPL--3438
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/751584 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 751584
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710508

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Jassby, D.L. & Schmidt, J.A. Electrical energy requirements for ATW and fusion neutrons, report, February 24, 2000; Princeton, New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710508/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.