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This paper discusses the implication of the choice of coolant on carbon fibre reinforced carbon composites. The aim was to examine gases, organic liquids, molten salts and liquid metals cooling in order to identify advantages and possible problems of each solution in terms of: (i) reactor safety during normal and off-conditions; (ii) thermal conductivity requirements; (iii) residual activation and (iv) pumping power of the cooling system. Radiation damage effects on coolant and on CFC properties were also taken into account. The thermal performances of the divertor concept are presented as well as a list of possible advantages and a brief cost evaluation.

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Authors: MEROLA M, JRC Ispra (IT);MATERA R, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Fusion Engineering and Design, Vol. 24 (1994) pp. 257-273
Record Number: 199411141 / Last updated on: 1994-11-25
Original language: en
Available languages: en