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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. Raman, T. Brown, L. A. El-Guebaly, T. R. Jarboe, B. A. Nelson, J. E. Menard
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 3 | October 2015 | Pages 674-679
Technical Paper | Proceedings of TOFE-2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-976
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Economics, design simplifications, and design optimizations, may require a Fusion Nuclear Science Facility (FNSF) based on an ST or AT concept to generate the plasma currents required for initial plasma start-up to be produced without reliance on the conventional central solenoid. The method of Transient Coaxial Helicity Injection (CHI) has been successfully used on the HIT-II device and on the thirty times larger in volume Proof-of-Principle NSTX device, to generate over 200 kA of plasma current, and to demonstrate the physics capability of this concept for the generation of substantial amounts of plasma currents in larger devices. The conceptual design of a transient CHI system for a ST-FNSF (BT = 3 T, R = 1.7 m, A = 1.7, Ip = 10 MA) is described, in which the projected start-up current generation potential is about 2 MA.