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Hanford completes wastewater basin work to support tank waste treatment
Record-breaking heat and the vast size of the job did not stop the Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection and its tank operations contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), from completing a construction project critical to the Hanford Site’s Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste program for treating radioactive tank waste.
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.