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Materials Compatibility Considerations for a Fusion-Fission Hybrid Reactor Design

J. H. DeVan, P. F. Tortorelli

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 4 / Number 2P2 / September 1983 / Pages 421-426

Materials Engineering / dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22900

The Tandem Mirror Hybrid Reactor is a fusion reactor concept that incorporates a fission-suppressed breeding blanket for the production of 233U to be used in conventional fission power reactors. The present paper reports on compatibility considerations related to the blanket design. These considerations include solid-solid interactions and liquid metal corrosion. Potential problems are discussed relative to the reference blanket operating temperature (490°C) and the recycling time of fissile materials (<1 year).

 
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