A Superconducting Tokamak Fusion Transmutation of Waste Reactor

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Title: A Superconducting Tokamak Fusion Transmutation of Waste Reactor
Author: Stacey, Weston M. ; Mauer, A. N. ; Mandrekas, John ; Hoffman, E. A. (Elisha Albright)
Abstract: We are developing a Fusion Transmutation of Waste Reactor (FTWR) concept—a sub-critical, metal fuel, liquid metal cooled fast reactor driven by a tokamak DT fusion neutron source. An emphasis is placed on using nuclear, separation/processing and fusion technologies that either exist or are at an advanced state of development and on using plasma physics parameters that are supported by the existing database. We have previously discussed the general capabilities of DT tokamak neutron sources for driving transmutation reactors [1] and developed a design concept for a FTWR [2] based on normal conducting magnets. The concept has been further developed in papers dealing with nuclear design and safety [3] and with the evaluation of the potential impact on radioactive waste management [4]. The purpose of this paper is to examine how the FTWR design concept would change if superconducting magnets were used.
Description: Reprinted by permission of American Nuclear Society
Type: Post-print
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/9391
Citation: Fusion Science and Technology, Vol. 45, no. 1 (Jan. 2004) p. 55-59
Date: 2004-01
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
American Nuclear Society
Subject: Fusion transmutation of waste reactors (FTWR)
Radioactive waste management
Sub-critical reactors
Superconducting magnets

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