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Options for a Steady-State Compact Fusion Neutron Source

M. P. Gryaznevich et al.

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 61 / Number 1T / January 2012 / Pages 89-94

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

The new approach in advancing the use of fusion, “Fusion for Neutrons” (F4N), is proposed. The application of a small or medium size Spherical Tokamak (ST) as a powerful steady-state fusion neutron source (FNS) is discussed. An overview of various conceptual designs of such neutron sources is given and they are compared with a recently proposed Super Compact Fusion Neutron Source (SCFNS). It is shown that SCFNS with major radius as low as 0.5 is feasible and could produce several MW of neutrons in a steady-state regime.

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