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Advanced reactors: Now comes the hard part
Designing a reactor is complicated but building one may be harder. Even companies that have had lots of practice haven’t always done it well. And all the power reactors in service today were built by companies that had years of experience in other kinds of big steam-electric power plants. In contrast, some of the creative new designs now moving toward commercialization come from start-ups that have never built anything at all. How should they prepare?
A. Dinklage, E. Ascasíbar, C. D. Beidler, R. Brakel, J. Geiger, J. H. Harris, A. Kus, S. Murakami, S. Okamura, R. Preuss, F. Sano, U. Stroth, Y. Suzuki, J. Talmadge, V. Tribaldos, K. Y. Watanabe, A. Weller, H. Yamada, M. Yokoyama
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 1 | January 2007 | Pages 1-7
Technical Paper | Stellarators | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1281
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Further exploration of confinement trends in the evolving International Stellarator Confinement Database is reported. The impact of configurations on confinement is confirmed, and the performance close to operational limits is discussed. Model comparison techniques allow for tests of physical models against data. Correlations of configuration-describing parameters against an empirical confinement enhancement factor are investigated.