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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.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 2 | February 2020 | Pages 141-144
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1704573
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Taking into account Einstein’s general theory of relativity, a modification of Lockheed’s compact fusion reactor concept is proposed by replacing the two superconducting tori with rapidly rotating tori rotating in opposite directions. According to the general theory of relativity, two Coriolis force fields in opposite directions are set up, both of them having a negative mass density in their corotating reference systems, with a vanishing negative mass density in the center in between the rotating tori, where the hot fusion plasma is centered. Because of the Nernst effect going in the opposite direction, large toroidal currents are set up, repelling the hot plasma from the much cooler tori. This results in closed magnetic field lines for stable plasma confinement. The remaining problem, the removal of the heat released by neutron absorption in the metallic tori, can be resolved by a pulsed operation, axially injecting cool deuterium-tritium gas, from which the heat is externally removed by a radiator.