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The fast neuron Energy Amplifier (f-EA) proposed by C Rubbia et al is viewed in the context of the activities aimed at increasing the public acceptability of nuclear power. A few crucial architectural, technological, and reactor physics issues are pointed out. Areas to which Comitato Nazionale per la Ricerca e per lo sviluppo dell'Energia Nucleare e delle Energie Alternative (ENEA) Fusion Division could contribute with its expertise and facilities are identified. Comments are also presented with reference to the comparison between the safety characteristics of the f-EA and of the magnetic fusion reactor concept, published by C Rubbia in a recent report.

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Authors: ANDREANI R, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT);ATZENI S, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT);DE MARCO F, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT);VALLI G, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT);PIERAZZI L, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Brasimone, Bologna (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: RT/ERG/FUS/97/2 EN (1997) 40pp
Availability: Available from Servizio Edizioni Scientifiche, ENEA Centro Ricerche Frascati, CP 65, 00044 Frascati, Roma (IT)
Record Number: 199711059 / Last updated on: 1997-09-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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