A fusion-fission test experiment proposal, based on the standard H-mode scenario of a tokamak device

A. Botrugno, F. Crisanti, G. Brolatti, M. Ciotti, A. Cucchiaro, J. Manzano, F. Orsitto, A. Pizzuto

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Abstract

The so called Hybrid (Fusion-Fission) Reactors seem to be a realistic alternative to the drawbacks of both a pure Fusion and/or a pure Fission reactor; this alternative could also guarantee a "substantial" destruction of the transuranic nuclear waste or production of nuclear combustible. So far, several different hypothesis have been proposed for this type of reactor, all of them based on very advanced and hypothetic fusion scenarios. In the present paper we propose two possible compact (R = 2.5-2.9 m; a = 0.73-0.8 m) high toroidal field (BT = 8.5-7.0 T; Ip = 8-6.8 MA) Tokamaks (based or not on superconductors) to perform a robust and "economic" experiment, propaedeutic to the definitive design of the reactor, where the problems connected with the integration of a Tokamak device with a Fission device can be tested on a realistic base. On both solutions the total fusion power will be of the order of 100 MW and the14 MeV neutron density power of the order of 0.5-1 MW/m2. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Fusion for Neutrons and Subcritical Nuclear Fission - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

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ConferenceInternational Conference on Fusion for Neutrons and Subcritical Nuclear Fission
CountryItaly
Period1/1/12 → …

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Botrugno, A., Crisanti, F., Brolatti, G., Ciotti, M., Cucchiaro, A., Manzano, J., ... Pizzuto, A. (2012). A fusion-fission test experiment proposal, based on the standard H-mode scenario of a tokamak device. Paper presented at International Conference on Fusion for Neutrons and Subcritical Nuclear Fission, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4706874