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Conceptual Design Study and Strategy Toward Fusion Demonstration Plants

K. Okano, K. Tobita, Y. Ogawa, R. Hiwatari

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 61 / Number 1T / January 2012 / Pages 28-32

Plenary / Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems /

A report in 2005 by the Atomic Energy Commission of Japan has stated an expectation to secure the prospect of putting fusion into practical use by the middle of 21st century. A roadmap based on this policy was developed in 2008. The roadmap consists of a breakdown list of works which has shown and categorized the R&D issues required to construct the DEMO plants. Two tokamak DEMO concepts, SlimCS (Rp=5.5m) and Demo-CREST (Rp=7.3m), have been proposed in Japan as possible DEMO designs which will fit in the policy.

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