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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.
K. Nojiri, M. Sakamoto, K. Oki, M. Yoshikawa, Y. Nakashima, M. Yoshikawa, A. Terakado, R. Nohara, M. Mizuguchi, T. Imai, M. Ichimura
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 1 | July 2015 | Pages 120-124
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems 2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-893
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In GAMMA 10/PDX, the relationship between electron density and temperature of the divertor simulation plasma in the divertor simulation experimental module (D-module) and the density of the upstream plasma has been studied. As the amount of gas (H2 and Ar) injected into the D-module increases, the line-averaged electron density (ne_WP) of the west plug plasma (i.e., upstream plasma) increases due to gas flow from the D-module to the upstream. The electron temperature of the divertor simulation plasma monotonically decreases with increase in ne_WP. The electron density of the divertor simulation plasma becomes saturated against increase in ne_WP when the plasma is sustained only by the ion cyclotron heating. This may suggest a sign of the beginning of the density roll-over. Additional electron cyclotron heating to the upstream plasma increases the density of both the upstream plasma and the divertor simulation plasma, and the saturated density of the divertor simulation plasma recovers to a linear dependence on ne_WP, suggesting an enhanced ionization of neutral gases in the upstream and the D-module.