Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 44 / Number 2 / September 2003 / Pages 294-299
Technical Paper / Fusion Energy - Advanced Designs
This paper describes the thick-liquid blanket system of the Robust Point Design (RPD-2002). RPD-2002 is the first self-consistent description of a heavy-ion fusion accelerator, final focus, target, magnet shielding, and thick-liquid blanket design. The 120 beams are delivered to the target from two sides, in 9×9 arrays, with 5.4° between rows giving a maximum beam angle from the target axis of 24°. The chamber employs thick-liquid protection, using liquid jets that have been demonstrated to have the required geometric precision in scaled water experiments. Other aspects of the chamber design, not directly related to the beam-line shielding, have been kept the same as the HYLIFE-II design.