Progress on the conceptual design of a mirror hybrid fusion--fission reactor

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A conceptual design study was made of a fusion-fission reactor for the purpose of producing fissile material and electricity. The fusion component is a D-T plasma confined by a pair of magnetic mirror coils in a Yin-Yang configuration and is sustained by neutral beam injection. The neutrons from the fusion plasma drive the fission assembly which is composed of natural uranium carbide fuel rods clad with stainless steel and helium cooled. It was shown conceptually how the reactor might be built using essentially present-day technology and how the uranium-bearing blanket modules can be routinely changed to allow separation of the ... continued below

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Moir, R.W.; Lee, J.D. & Burleigh, R.J. June 25, 1975.

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A conceptual design study was made of a fusion-fission reactor for the purpose of producing fissile material and electricity. The fusion component is a D-T plasma confined by a pair of magnetic mirror coils in a Yin-Yang configuration and is sustained by neutral beam injection. The neutrons from the fusion plasma drive the fission assembly which is composed of natural uranium carbide fuel rods clad with stainless steel and helium cooled. It was shown conceptually how the reactor might be built using essentially present-day technology and how the uranium-bearing blanket modules can be routinely changed to allow separation of the bred fissile fuel. (MOW)

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76

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  • Report No.: UCRL--51797
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/4182534 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4182534
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc863752

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Moir, R.W.; Lee, J.D. & Burleigh, R.J. Progress on the conceptual design of a mirror hybrid fusion--fission reactor, report, June 25, 1975; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc863752/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.