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Abstract

THE PROSPECTS FOR ALPHA PARTICLE HEATING IN JET ARE DISCUSSED. A COMPUTATIONAL MODEL IS DEVELOPED TO REPRESENT ADEQUATELY THE NEUTRON YIELD FROM JET PLASMAS HEATED BY NEUTRAL BEAM INJECTION. THIS NEUTRAL BEAM MODEL, AUGMENTED BY A SIMPLE PLASMA MODEL, IS THEN USED TO DETERMINE THE NEUTRON YIELDS AND FUSION Q-VALUES ANTICIPATED FOR DIFFERENT HEATING SCHEMES IN FUTURE OPERATION OF JET WITH TRITIUM. THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF BEAM-THERMAL AND THERMAL-THERMAL REACTIONS IS POINTED OUT AND THE DEPENDENCE OF THE RESULTS ON, FOR EXAMPLE, PLASMA DENSITY, TEMPERATURE, ENERGY CONFINEMENT AND PURITY IS SHOWN. FULL 19H-D TRANSPORT CODE CALCULATIONS, BASED ON MODELS DEVELOPED FOR OHMIC, ICRF AND NBI HEATED JET DISCHARGES, ARE USED ALSO TO PROVIDE A POWER SCAN FOR JET OPERATION IN TRITIUM IN THE LOW DENSITY, HIGH ION TEMPERATURE REGIME. THE RESULTS ARE SHOWN TO BE IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH THE ESTIMATES MADE USING THE SIMPLE PLASMA MODEL AND INDICATE THAT, BASED ON PRESENT KNOWLEDGE, A FUSION Q-VALUE IN THE PLASMA CENTRE ABOVE UNITY SHOULD BE ACHIEVED IN JET

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Authors: CORDEY J G, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, UK;KEILHACKER M, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, UK;WATKINS M L JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, UK, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, UK
Bibliographic Reference: REPORT JET-P(86)38, 1986
Record Number: 1989126030000 / Last updated on: 1989-03-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en