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Indiana Senate bill will have state consider SMRs
A new bill in the Indiana state Senate creates guidelines for state regulators to consider small modular reactors should utilities want to build them. Senate Bill 271 was sponsored by Sen. Eric Koch (R., Bedford), chair of the Senate Utilities Committee, and Sen. Blake Doriot (R., Goshen). Supporters of the bill said that SMRs could replace retiring coal plants and would supplement renewables.
The Indy Star reported on January 24 that the utilities committee passed the bill by a vote of eight to two and that it now heads to the full Senate.
M. K. Islam, Y. Nakashima, Y. Higashizono, T. Cho (19P37)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 316-318
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1387
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To increase the electron temperature of the plasma in the central cell, electron cyclotron resonance heating (c-ECH) is applied. It is observed that both the density and temperature of the plasma decrease during the time of c-ECH, especially in the phase of wall conditioning. To understand the obtained results, plasma parameters including the H measurements at the central and anchor cells are studied. Simulation on magnetohydrodynamical (MHD) stability of GAMMA 10 is also done. It is suggested that sufficient value of the plasma in the anchor cell during c-ECH is necessary for MHD stability of the GAMMA 10 plasma. Related problem to increase the value of the plasma in the anchor cell is pointed out.