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Ensuring a role for nuclear in the response to climate change
Nuclear power is an important tool in the response to climate change, and advanced reactors may offer advantages over existing plants in providing carbon-free generation at the scale necessary to respond to the existential challenge that climate change presents. The International Atomic Energy Agency is aggressively addressing issues related to the possible transition to advanced reactors. This letter is to urge a redoubling of effort by Member States to put in place the necessary capabilities to deal with the challenges that they present.
Shin Kajita, Evgeny Veshchev, Maarten De Bock, Robin Barnsley, Manfred Von Hellermann, Michael Walsh
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 74 | Number 1 | July-August 2018 | Pages 37-46
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1390389
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In ITER, reflection of photons on vacuum vessel will make parasitic signals (stray light) for optical diagnostics. In this study, to estimate and mitigate the effect of the stray light in ITER in a systematic manner, a ray transfer matrix was constructed based on ray tracing calculations for a divertor impurity monitor and charge-exchange recombination spectroscopy (CXRS). It is shown that the allocation of the sources around the strike point and the X-point, where the emission is strong, is important for the model used to build the transfer matrix to effectively mitigate the stray light. The origin of the stray light for the core CXRS is investigated, and a case study to subtract the stray light is shown.