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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.
Luis E. Aparicio F., Satoshi Ito, Hidetoshi Hashizume
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 4 | November 2017 | Pages 789-795
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1350522
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This study evaluates the mechanical strength, failure mechanism and change in electrical resistance under shear stress of a mechanical lap joint of Rare-Earth Barium Copper Oxide high-temperature superconducting (HTS) tapes using indium as bonding material, which has been proposed for “remountable” (demountable) or segmented HTS magnet in future fusion reactors. Results from tensile shear tests using reinforced REBCO tapes along with an analysis on the failure mode demonstrated that contact conductivity is the critical parameter that defines joint’s shear strength rather than joint pressure. Additionally, it was concluded that change in joint resistance when failure occur is not abrupt and its behavior as joint displaces depends on the failure mode of the joint.