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Studies On Heavy-Ion Beam Fusion Reactors

Günther Kessler, Ulrich von Möllendorff

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 11 / Number 2 / March 1987 / Pages 374-399

Technical Paper / Fusion Reactor /

An introduction to and overview of conceptual system designs for heavy-ion beam driven inertial confinement fusion power generation is presented. The basic properties and parameters of the three main system components-the pellet, the driver, and the reactor chamber-are treated with emphasis on their interrelations. Some technical details are discussed for reactor chambers but not for pellets and drivers, for which considerable specialized literature exists. A few published system designs are briefly presented. Environmental and safety properties are considered, and costs are discussed.

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