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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?
T. Kato et al. (19R05)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 126-131
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1331
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In fusion plasma, the behaviour of impurities is important. In order to study the behaviour of impurities spectroscopic measurement is necessary. We are now studying EUV spectra from Large Helical Device (LHD) to study the behaviour of impurities. We present here the three kinds of EUV spectra measured from LHD.In order to analyse the observed spectra, we need atomic data. We use collisional radiative models of different ions to estimate the line intensities. To construct a collisional radiative model we need a lot of atomic data between excited states. Model and atomic data are coupled. To derive correct answers from a model we need reliable atomic data.