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Abstract

Tokamak reactor parameters are derived by extrapolating from the range of engineering and plasma physics assumptions presently being considered for the NET project. A sensitivity analysis provides a background against which the significance of present assumptions can be assessed and compared with results and assumptions of earlier, more optimistic, studies. The relationship between specific capital cost and mass power density or mass expenditure is also discussed. The results of these studies show that the specific capital cost of Tokamak fusion power is rather insensitive to plasma beta levels. Even presently obtained experimental levels of beta may be sufficient to bring tokamak reactor capital costs quite close to their practical minimum value.

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Authors: SPEARS W R CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK), CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO CEC, DG XII, FUSION PROGRAMME, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), MENTIONING NET REPORT NO. 41, 1985
Record Number: 1989124116900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en