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  • TOKAMAK START-UP. PROBLEMS AND SCENARIOS RELATED TO THE TRANSIENT PHASES OF A THERMONUCLEAR FUSION REACTOR. PROCEEDINGS OF A COURSE HELD IN ERICE (I) ON JULY 14-20, 1985.

Abstract

Substantial progress has been made in recent years toward demonstrating the scientific feasibility of controlled thermonuclear fusion and defining appropriate fusion reactor concepts. Thus far, the steady state burning phase has attracted the most attention from fusion physicists and engineers. But for many of the large engineering systems now envisioned + nuclear fission power plants and aerospace crafts, for example + the major design and operation issues lie in the start-up, shutdown, and power transient phases rather than in full load or cruising regimes. Tokamak Start-up brings together the latest work from an international roster of experts examining these critical transient phases, with special emphasis on the relevant technical consequences. Beginning with plasma issues and conditions + including experimental start-up results from the two largest Tokamak fusion experiments in advanced operation + contributions go on to cover modelling studies for the start-up of the next generation of large toroidal machines. Political and economic constraints related to these large and expensive programs are also discussed. Of special interest are reports on two significant problem areas + impurity control and non-inductive current drive. An essential source of current information on a subject of great promise, this book will be valuable to anyone involved in nuclear engineering, nuclear physics, plasma physics, energy, and allied fields of interest.

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Authors: KNOEPFEL H ENEA, CENTRO RICERCHE ENERGIA FRASCATI (ITALY), ENEA, CENTRO RICERCHE ENERGIA FRASCATI (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 432 P., 1986, ISBN: 0-306-42236-0, PUBL. BY: PLENUM PUBLISHING CORPORATION, 233 SPRING STREET, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10013 (USA), PRICE: USD 75, (EUR 10114 EN).
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