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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. Takizuka, M. Hosokawa (19P21)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 271-273
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1372
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Dynamics of SOL-divertor plasmas after an ELM crash, especially in the presence of the asymmetry, is studied with particle simulation. Asymmetry in the heat flux Q due to recycling asymmetry is extinguished by the symmetric ELM. On the other hand, ELM-induced source asymmetry brings the asymmetry in Q. Electron heat propagation is governed by conduction, while majority of the heat is transported by convection with sound-speed time scale and its propagation time is linearly proportional to the parallel connection length.