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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.
Robin Miles, Mark Havstad, Mary LeBlanc, Ilya Golosker, Allan Chang, Paul Rosso
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 4 | November 2015 | Pages 780-787
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-904
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External heat transfer coefficients were measured around a surrogate indirect inertial confinement fusion target based on the laser inertial fusion energy (LIFE) target to validate thermal models of the LIFE target during flight through a fusion chamber. Results indicated that heat transfer coefficients for this target, in the range of 25 to 50 W/m2·K, were consistent with theoretically derived heat transfer coefficients and are valid for use in calculation of target heating during flight through a fusion chamber.