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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.
S. G. Cho, T. Lho, H. G. Choi, M.-K. Bae, I. J. Kang, D. H. Lee, S. K. Joo, K.-S. Chung
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 1 | July 2015 | Pages 157-160
Technical Note | Open Magnetic Systems 2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-876
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We investigated charged dust and its effect on RF plasma by using a planar electric probe in a large-scale device. In background plasmas, the particle density is 108 to 109 cm−3 and the electron temperature is 2 to 4 eV. When dust is contained in plasma, it is negatively charged by electrons attached to the dust. The charged dust density and the charge were calculated by comparing dusty helium plasma to pure helium plasma. Depending on the increase in the amount of dust, the charged dust density increases with the decrease in the charge due to depletion of the electrons in the background plasma. The results show that the charge changes the interactions between the dust and particles in the background plasma.