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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.
Teruya Tanaka, Hiroyuki Noto, Fuminobu Sato, Yoshimitsu Hishinuma, Hiroyuki A. Sakaue, Masahito Yoshino
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 8 | November 2019 | Pages 1076-1083
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1658039
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To examine the impact of nuclear transmutation in K-type and N-type thermocouples on temperature measurements in a fusion reactor, thermocouples with altered compositions were fabricated, and their responses were obtained at up to 800°C. The compositions of the thermocouples were altered according to transmutation calculations simulating the 3.5-, 4.6-, and 7-year use at the first wall and 40-year use at the front surface of the radiation shield. Comparison of the responses with commercial thermocouples at 800°C showed that the K-type and N-type thermocouples with altered composition simulating the 7-year use at the first wall indicate 20% to 25% lower temperatures. In this condition, the weight ratio of additive powders for simulation of transmuted elements was ~3%. The differences of responses between the commercial thermocouples and thermocouples simulating transmutation are dependent on the weight ratio of the additive powders. The present data could be used for estimation of response degradation of thermocouples used for long-term operation in a fusion reactor.