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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?
H. Huang, B. J. Kozioziemski, R. B. Stephens, A. Nikroo, S. A. Eddinger, K. C. Chen, H. W. Xu, K. A. Moreno
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 4 | May 2007 | Pages 519-524
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-3
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National Ignition Facility (NIF) ignition target specifications require submicron dimensional measurement accuracy for the spherical ablator shell, which requires the proper corrections of various distortions induced by the imaging lens, the point projection geometry, and x-ray refraction. The procedures we developed allow measurement accuracies of 0.5 m for the capsule diameter, ±0.2 m for the out-of-round (which is the amplitude of the radius variations), ±0.3 m for the wall thickness (including each sub-layer), and ±0.1 m for wall thickness profile.