Fusion Part B

Fusion Part B

Magnetic confinement Part B

1st Edition - January 28, 1981

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  • Editor: Edward Teller
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146616

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Fusion, Volume I: Magnetic Confinement, Part B is the second of the two-part volume that covers the complexity and application of controlled magnetic fusion. This part is composed of nine chapters and begins with a description of the heating methods, equilibrium, and stability of linear magnetic fusion systems. The next chapters deal with the principles, configuration, and application of high-beta stellarator, fast-linear-compression fusion systems, and ELMO Bumpy torus, as well as the magnetic confinement of high-temperature plasmas. These topics are followed by discussions of the neutral-beam injection; the regimes of radio-frequency heating of magnetically confined plasma; and the performance requirements of magnetic fusion reactors. The final chapters describe the basic processes in the fusion-fission fuel factory and some basic considerations for advanced-fuel reactors. This book will be of great value to physicists, physics students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    Contents of Part A

    8 Linear Magnetic Fusion Systems

    I. Introduction

    II. Heating Methods

    III. Equilibrium and Stability

    IV. Transport

    V. Impurities

    VI. Scaling Laws for LMF Devices

    VII. End-Stoppering Methods

    VIII. Reactor Considerations


    9 The High-Beta Stellarator

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Considerations in Toroidal Theta Pinches

    III. The High-Beta Stellarator Equilibrium

    IV. Stability of the l = 1 Plasma Column

    V. Feedback Stabilization

    VI. Extrapolation of Feedback Stabilization to Toroidal Reactor Systems

    VII. Recent Related Theoretical Work on Low-Beta Stellarators

    VIII. Conclusions


    10 Fast-Linear-Compression Fusion Systems

    I. Introduction

    II. Development of the Concept

    III. Dynamics of Fast-Linear Compression

    IV. Plasma Losses

    V. Fast-Linear Experiments

    VI. Fast-Linear Fusion Reactors


    11 The ELMO Bumpy Torus

    I. Introduction

    II. Single-Particle Confinement in the Bumpy Torus

    III. Interchange Stability Criterion for the Bumpy Torus

    IV. Microwave-Heated, Hot-Electron Plasmas

    V. The EBT-I Experiments

    VI. Transport Processes in EBT


    12 Neutral-Beam Injection

    I. Introduction

    II. Neutral Injection Requirements

    III. Neutral-Beam Injection System

    IV. Beam-Forming Elements

    V. High-Performance Ion Sources

    VI. Efficiency Enhancement



    13 Radio-Frequency Heating of Magnetically Confined Plasma

    I. Introduction

    II. Regimes of Interest in RF Heating

    III. Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating

    IV. Lower-Hybrid Range of Frequencies

    V. Ion Cyclotron Range of Frequencies (ICRF)

    VI. Alfvén-Wave Heating

    VII. Transit-Time Magnetic Pumping (TTMP)

    VIII. Very Low-Frequency Heating

    IX. Reactor Applications and Technology


    14 Magnetic Fusion Reactors

    I. Introduction

    II. Fusion Fuels and Basic Plasma Performance Requirements

    III. Basic Elements of Magnetic Fusion Reactions

    IV. The Reactor Power Balance

    V. Burn Cycles and Burn Modes of Reactor Plasmas

    VI. Superconductivity and Magnet Design

    VII. Blanket Design for Fusion Reactors

    VIII. Radiation Effects on Materials in Fusion Reactors

    IX. Tritium in Fusion Reactors

    X. Reactor Design—Putting the Pieces Together


    15 The Fusion-Fission Fuel Factory

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Processes

    III. Hybrid Designs

    IV. Uranium Demand and Resource Projections

    V. The Fusion-Fission Fuel Factory Compared to Alternatives

    VI. Summary


    16 Advanced Fusion Reactors

    I. Introduction

    II. Some Possible Advanced-Fuel Candidates

    III. Some Basic Considerations for Advanced-Fuel Reactors

    IV. Efficient Recovery of Energy from Controlled Thermonuclear Reactors and Its Application to Advanced Devices

    V. Some Examples of Advanced-Fuel Reactions

    VI. Multipoles as a Possible Magnetic Confinement System for Advanced Fuels



Product details

  • No. of pages: 542
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: January 28, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146616

About the Editor

Edward Teller

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Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace

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