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Development of fusion blanket technology for the DEMO reactor

Colling, Bethany R and Monk, Stephen David (2012) Development of fusion blanket technology for the DEMO reactor. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 70 (7). pp. 1370-1372. ISSN 0969-8043

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Abstract

The viability of various materials and blanket designs for use in nuclear fusion reactors can be tested using computer simulations and as parts of the test blanket modules within the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) facility. The work presented here focuses on blanket model simulations using the Monte Carlo simulation package MCNPX (Computational Physics Division Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2010) and FISPACT (Forrest, 2007) to evaluate the tritium breeding capability of a number of solid and liquid breeding materials. The liquid/molten salt breeders are found to have the higher tritium breeding ratio (TBR) and are to be considered for further analysis of the self sufficiency timing.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fusion ; Tritium ; Lithium ; DEMO ; Energy
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 52083
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2011 09:06
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 05:24
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52083

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