Tokamak Reactors for Breakeven

Tokamak Reactors for Breakeven

A Critical Study of the Near-Term Fusion Reactor Program

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editor: H. Knoepfel
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181998

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Tokamak Reactors for Breakeven: A Critical Study of the Near-Term Fusion Reactor Program presents all possible aspects concerning the Tokamak line of research. This book examines the many significant implications of fusion research programs. Organized into five parts encompassing 29 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the mechanisms of anomalous loss in existing machines. This text then examines the environmental problems related to the use of large quantities of tritium. Other chapters consider the technology of superconducting Tokamak magnets, which provides challenging tasks both for specific developments in laboratories and hardware construction in industry. This book discusses as well the established program goal of the fusion program to develop and demonstrate pure fusion central electric power stations for commercial applications. The final chapter deals with the two types of reactors, namely, the liquid metal fast breeder reactors (LMFBR) and the high temperature reactors (HTR). This book is a valuable resource for scientists, engineers, and technologists.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Discussion Session - Plasma Modeling

    Discussion Session - Technology and Systems

    Discussion Session - International Collaboration

    Annex 1


    Plasma-Wall Interactions

    Computer Predictions for Future Tokamaks

    Numerical Studies of Impurity Phenomena

    Computer Studies

    Review of Experimental Results I and II

    MHD Equilibrium and Stability

    Magnetic Divertors

    Tokamak Devices

    The "FINTOR 1" Design - a Minimum Size Tokamak Experimental Reactor

    Philosophy and Physics of Predemonstration Fusion Devices

    Compact Experiments for o6-Particle Heating

    JET and the Large Tokamak Experiments


    Fuel Technology and the Environment

    Superconducting Magnets - Α. Some Fundamentals and their State of the Art

    Superconducting Magnets - B. Systems in EPR Designs

    Materials Problems and Possible Solutions for Near Term Tokamak Fusion Reactors

    Energy Sources and Conventional Magnets

    Auxiliary Heating in Breakeven Tokamaks

    The Impact of Servicing Requirements on Tokamak Fusion Reactor Design


    Fusion Power by Magnetic Confinement - Program Plan

    Possible Options and Strategy of the European Tokamak Program

    Status on Potential of Advanced Fission Reactors

    List of Participants

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 656
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181998

About the Editor

H. Knoepfel

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ENEA, Frascati, Italy

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