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Finding fusion’s place
Fusion energy is attracting significant interest from governments and private capital markets. The deployment of fusion energy on a timeline that will affect climate change and offer another tool for energy security will require support from stakeholders, regulators, and policymakers around the world. Without broad support, fusion may fail to reach its potential as a “game-changing” technology to make a meaningful difference in addressing the twin challenges of climate change and geopolitical energy security.
The process of developing the necessary policy and regulatory support is already underway around the world. Leaders in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, China, and elsewhere are engaging with the key issues and will lead the way in setting the foundation for a global fusion industry.
Kenji Tobita, Nobuyuki Asakura, Ryoji Hiwatari, Youji Someya, Hiroyasu Utoh, Kazunari Katayama, Arata Nishimura, Yoshiteru Sakamoto, Yuki Homma, Hironobu Kudo, Yuya Miyoshi, Makoto Nakamura, Shunsuke Tokunaga, Akira Aoki, the Joint Special Design Team for Fusion DEMO
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 4 | November 2017 | Pages 537-545
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1364112
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The Joint Special Design Team for Fusion DEMO was organized in 2015 to enhance Japan’s DEMO design activity and coordinate relevant research and development (R&D) toward DEMO. This paper presents the fundamental concept of DEMO and its key components with main arguments on DEMO design strategy. Superconducting magnet technology on toroidal field coils is based on the ITER scheme where a cable-in-conduit Nb3Sn conductor is inserted in the groove of a radial plate. Development of cryogenic steel with higher strength is a major challenge on the magnet. Divertor study has led to a baseline concept based on water-cooled single-null divertor assuming plasma detachment. Regarding breeding blanket, fundamental design study has been continued with focuses on tritium self-sufficiency, pressure tightness in case of in-box LOCA (loss of coolant accident) and material compatibility. An important finding on tritium permeation to the cooling water is also reported, indicating that the permeation to the cooling water is manageable with existing technology.