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U.S. reactor technologies to be featured at IAEA conference
A virtual side event at the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency will spotlight U.S. reactor technologies. The free event, US Reactor Technologies: Flexible Energy Security for Real-World Challenges, will be held this Thursday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT).
The event will highlight the capabilities of small modular reactors and other innovative reactors for addressing countries’ current needs. It will also examine anticipated challenges in the future, as well as underscore the need to act now.
The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Advanced registration is required.
Qingyi Tan, Xueyu Gong, Qianhong Huang, Yijun Zhong
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 2 | February 2020 | Pages 88-94
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1680039
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Ion cyclotron resonance heating is a reliable tool for high-power and long-pulse operation in fusion reactors. However, a sudden increase in the reflected radio-frequency (RF) power poses serious problems such as L- to H-mode transition or edge-localized modes that must be solved for future fusion reactors. It is necessary to place an impedance matching system between the RF generator and antenna to mitigate the adverse effects of the variations. The idea of a fast-response ferrite stub tuner was developed to trace the load variation of the antenna. This study presents theoretical calculation of the suitable normalized mechanical length of the ferrite stub tuner using transmission line theory and numerically analyzes the impedance matching parameters of the single ferrite stub antenna system. The present study demonstrates the feasible investigation of the magnetic field modulation, which can lead to the effective reduction in the reflected RF power fraction during the large change in plasma resistance.