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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.
Sung-Ryul Huh, Nam-Kyun Kim, Yun-Chang Jang, Jae-Min Song, Gon-Ho Kim
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 1 | July 2015 | Pages 105-112
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems 2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-892
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The characteristics of a two–radio-frequency (RF)–driven dual antenna inductively coupled hydrogen plasma is investigated for the development of a high efficient RF negative hydrogen ion source driver. The two-RF-driven dual antenna system consists of a 2 MHz–driven solenoidal antenna wound around a cylindrical chamber and a 13.56 MHz–driven planar antenna placed on top of it. Compared to the conventional single frequency antenna inductively coupled plasmas, the two-RF-driven dual antenna inductively coupled plasma reveals two distinctive features, i.e., an increase in the power transfer efficiency and the bi-Maxwellization of the electron energy distribution function due to the collisionless heating. These characteristics allow the two-RF-driven dual antenna inductively coupled plasma to accomplish enhanced generation of negative ions and their precursors with a high RF efficiency.