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Abstract

The incentives, risks and benefits associated with the development of high toroidal field coil systems to satisfy the aims of various devices in the tokamak development programme are investigated. An assessment is made by examining the parameter space available to devices with specific programme aims by using a simple model relating physical and technological parameters with cost. The results are sensitive to both physics and engineering assumptions, but insensitive to the scaling of magnet costs themselves with field. The most critical parameter determining the need for flux densities at or beyond 12 T is the blanket and shield thickness needed for adequate tritium breeding and efficient electricity generation.

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Authors: SPEARS W R CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK), CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE, 49 HIGH HOLBORN, LONDON WC1V 6HB (UK), MENTIONING REPORT CLM-R-242, 1983, PRICE UKL 5.00
Record Number: 1989122083000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en