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Starting from given scaling laws, goal factors and merit factors are defined, together with cost index scalings for both energy- related and power-related cost indices. The performances of a number of proposed ignition devices are compared under a spectrum of scaling laws, both in the ohmic and additional heating regimes. A number of recent scalings by S. Kaye are found to strongly favour high magnetic field devices. A couple of innovative concepts in toroidal magnet engineering are reviewed. They appear to be particularly promising in overcoming problems of structural mechanics in high field toroidal magnets.

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Authors: SESTERO A, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: RT/FUS/89/23 EN (1989) 23 pp.
Availability: Available from Servizio Studi e Documentazione, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, C.P.65-00044 Frascati, Roma (IT)
Record Number: 199011306 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en