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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.
Yu. Igitkhanov, Ch. Day, P. Lang, B. Plöckl
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 4 | November 2017 | Pages 780-784
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1347465
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We analyze requirements on the particle throughput inside the torus, posed by the different physics processes during the DEMO inductive operation needed for tritium plant fuel processing, pumping and fueling systems design. Unlike ITER in DEMO limitations posed by pumping and tritium plant systems are expected to be more moderate because of employing advanced solutions. However, the requirements on the particle throughput posed by plasma processes in DEMO are found to be more demanding and the way of their reduction by bypassing, recycling etc. to be mandatory.