Physics and technology issues in our present view of the design of a tokamak reactor
The present conceptual designs of tokamak reactors are generally driven by economic reasons towards steady state operation, smaller plasma current and reduced size. This paper presents the issues of physics and technology associated with the reactor design. The needs of confinement, beta and profile control are analysed and compared with the results already achieved. The requirements for structural and protection materials with respect to mechanical properties, heat transmission capability, fatigue, neutron damage and activation lifetime are analysed and the necessary developments outlined.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ISPP Workshop on Tokamak Concept Improvement, Varenna (IT), August 29 - September 3, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38683 ORA
Record Number: 199411428 / Last updated on: 1994-12-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en