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Abstract

Some of the more important aspects of the design of a demonstration tokamak reactor are discussed with particular emphasis on the design of the tritium breeding blanket and its associated components. Alternative blanket designs employing ceramic and liquid breeding materials are presented. Both conform to the requirements of a commercial reactor in having a global tritium breeding ratio greater than unity and an outlet coolant temperature high enough for efficient electricity generation. Solutions to the problems of heat loading and plasma erosion of the first wall and divertor plates are proposed.

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Authors: REYNOLDS P, CULHAM LAB., ABINGDON (UK);AERE, UKAEA HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);RISLEY NUCLEAR POWR DEV. ESTAB., UKAEA, RISLEY (UK);SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEV. LABS., UKAEA SPRINGFIELDS (UK);NET TEAM (GERMANY);BOND A, CULHAM LAB., ABINGDON (UK);AERE, UKAEA HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);RISLEY NUCLEAR POWR DEV. ESTAB., UKAEA, RISLEY (UK);SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEV. LABS., UKAEA SPRINGFIELDS (UK);NET TEAM (GERMANY);BOND R A, CULHAM LAB., ABINGDON (UK);AERE, UKAEA HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);RISLEY NUCLEAR POWR DEV. ESTAB., UKAEA, RISLEY (UK);SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEV. LABS., UKAEA SPRINGFIELDS (UK);NET TEAM (GERMANY);BAKER L J, CULHAM LAB., ABINGDON (UK);AERE, UKAEA HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);RISLEY NUCLEAR POWR DEV. ESTAB., UKAEA, RISLEY (UK);SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEV. LABS., UKAEA SPRINGFIELDS (UK);NET TEAM (GERMANY);NEEDHAM J, CULHAM LAB., ABINGDON (UK);AERE, UKAEA HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);RISLEY NUCLEAR POWR DEV. ESTAB., UKAEA, RISLEY (UK);SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEV. LABS., UKAEA SPRINGFIELDS (UK);NET TEAM (GERMANY);CHALLENDER R S, CULHAM LAB., ABINGDON (UK);AERE, UKAEA HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);RISLEY NUCLEAR POWR DEV. ESTAB., UKAEA, RISLEY (UK);SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEV. LABS., UKAEA SPRINGFIELDS (UK);NET TEAM (GERMANY);KENNEDY P, CULHAM LAB., ABINGDON (UK);AERE, UKAEA HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);RISLEY NUCLEAR POWR DEV. ESTAB., UKAEA, RISLEY (UK);SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEV. LABS., UKAEA SPRINGFIELDS (UK);NET TEAM (GERMANY);RIGBY ? CULHAM LAB., ABINGDON (UK), CULHAM LAB., ABINGDON (UK);AERE, UKAEA HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);RISLEY NUCLEAR POWR DEV. ESTAB., UKAEA, RISLEY (UK);SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEV. LABS., UKAEA SPRINGFIELDS (UK);NET TEAM (GERMANY);AERE, UKAEA HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK), CULHAM LAB., ABINGDON (UK);AERE, UKAEA HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);RISLEY NUCLEAR POWR DEV. ESTAB., UKAEA, RISLEY (UK);SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEV. LABS., UKAEA SPRINGFIELDS (UK);NET TEAM (GERMANY);RISLEY NUCLEAR POWR DEV. ESTAB., UKAEA, RISLEY (UK), CULHAM LAB., ABINGDON (UK);AERE, UKAEA HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);RISLEY NUCLEAR POWR DEV. ESTAB., UKAEA, RISLEY (UK);SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEV. LABS., UKAEA SPRINGFIELDS (UK);NET TEAM (GERMANY);SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEV. LABS., UKAEA SPRINGFIELDS (UK), CULHAM LAB., ABINGDON (UK);AERE, UKAEA HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK);RISLEY NUCLEAR POWR DEV. ESTAB., UKAEA, RISLEY (UK);SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEV. LABS., UKAEA SPRINGFIELDS (UK);NET TEAM (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: CONFERENCE ON NUCLEAR ENERGY OF TODAY AND TOMORROW, GENEVE (SWITZERLAND), JUNE 1-6, 1986 VOL. 3, PP. 95-103
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