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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.
Jingping Chen, Yuhu Zhai, Russell Feder
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 4 | November 2017 | Pages 686-691
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1347464
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International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) diagnostic port plugs perform many functions including nuclear shielding, structural support of diagnostic system, while allowing for diagnostic access to the plasma. With design advancing, the in-port diagnostic components are integrated into the port plug structure, and the diagnostic shield modules (DSM) are customized to accommodate the in-port diagnostic components. This technical note summarizes results of transient electro-magnetic analysis using Opera 3d in support of recent design activities for ITER diagnostic equatorial port plug (EPP). A complete distribution of disruption loads on each component in EPP9 is presented. Impacts of different design features, such as the locations of the electrical contact, to the EM loads are discussed, and solutions for improving the port structure design are proposed.