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NEA issues call to action in report on nuclear cost reductions
A new report from the Paris-based OECD Nuclear Energy Agency declares that nuclear power is needed for countries to meet their Paris Agreement decarbonization and energy security policy goals, but that governmental support for a rapid reduction in the cost of new nuclear capacity through the creation of certain policy frameworks is likely necessary.
A. V. Anikeev, V. V. Prikhodko, D. V. Yurov
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 1 | July 2015 | Pages 70-75
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems 2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-863
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Substantial progress in experimental results was demonstrated over the last three years at the GDT facility (a hydrogen prototype of a fusion neutron source) in the Budker Institute: the electron temperature has been increased up to 0.6 keV, and the relative plasma pressure β has exceeded 0.5 in a quasi-stationary regime. These parameters are records for axisymmetric open mirror traps.
The first part of this paper presents the results of numerical simulations for a moderate fusion neutron source based on the achieved GDT experimental data. The second part of the paper is focused on the latest numerical studies of a fusion-fission hybrid system with a mirror-based neutron source.