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Fukiushima Daiichi: 10 years on
The Fukushima Daiichi site before the accident. All images are provided courtesy of TEPCO unless noted otherwise.
It was a rather normal day back on March 11, 2011, at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant before 2:45 p.m. That was the time when the Great Tohoku Earthquake struck, followed by a massive tsunami that caused three reactor meltdowns and forever changed the nuclear power industry in Japan and worldwide. Now, 10 years later, much has been learned and done to improve nuclear safety, and despite many challenges, significant progress is being made to decontaminate and defuel the extensively damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactor site. This is a summary of what happened, progress to date, current situation, and the outlook for the future there.
T. Kariya et al. (19P69)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 397-399
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1414
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A new 28GHz 500kW gyrotron was developed for the electron cyclotron resonance heating system of tandem mirror GAMMA10. The maximum output power of 570 kW was obtained by experimental optimization. The efficiency of the gyrotron is 40~50% in the power range of 300~500 kW output with the optimization in spite of the restriction of the present magnet. The non-desirable influences caused by the leakage field of the magnet system of GAMM10 were minimized by the adjustment of gyrotron coi l parameters and the minor change of the gyrotron and magnetic shield design.