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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.
Prachai Norajitra, Widodo Widjaja Basuki, Maria Gonzalez, David Rapisarda, Magnus Rohde, Luigi Spatafora
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 3 | October 2015 | Pages 501-506
Technical Paper | Proceedings of TOFE-2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-932
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The dual-coolant lead-lithium (DCLL) blanket concept, which is considered as a candidate for fusion power plants and possibly for a demonstration reactor (DEMO), is being investigated within the framework of the European Power Plant Physics and Technology (PPPT) study. One of major issues of the DCLL concept development is the design of the flow channel inserts (FCIs), which are essential for the reduction of magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) pressure losses. Due to the tight schedule for the short-term PPPT DEMO, a low-temperature DCLL concept with a liquid metal outlet temperature below 500°C has been proposed. This allows the use of a simpler type of FCI (taking into account the LM corrosion issues), e.g. Eurofer-Alumina-Eurofer sandwich FCI, instead of the SiCf/SiC version for high temperature case, the production thereof is challenging. This paper discusses the technological study on manufacturing of some FCI design variants and post-examination of the samples.