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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.
R. Minami, T. Imai, T. Kariya, T. Numakura, T. Kato, M. Uehara, R. Goto, K. Tsumura, Y. Endo, M. Ichimura
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 1 | July 2015 | Pages 142-146
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems 2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-869
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Development of an electron cyclotron heating (ECH) mirror antenna and MW gyrotrons for power modulation experiments in GAMMA 10 has been started in order to generate and control the high heat flux and to make the edge-localized mode (ELM)-like intermittent heat load pattern for divertor simulation studies. A peak heat flux of more than 10 MW/m2 on the GAMMA 10 axis has been obtained during ECH injection within the available power of ECH. This value almost corresponds to the steady-state heat load of the divertor plate of ITER. However, we need a substantial upgrade of the heating power to approach the ITER level ELM energy density. We carry out a design study for a mirror antenna and higher power gyrotrons in order to generate higher intermittent heat flux in GAMMA 10 tandem mirror for future divertor simulation studies.