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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.
M. Subbotin, M. Rozenkevich, A. Gostev, A. Bukin, V. Khripunov, V. Kochin, S. Marunich, Yu. Pak, A. Perevezentsev, G. Sharova
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 3 | April 2020 | Pages 297-303
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2020.1711851
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The tokamak Ignitor project is one of the main topics of long-term scientific cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Italian Republic. The tokamak Ignitor has a super-strong magnetic field (13 T) and a powerful discharge current (11 MA for 10 s). Ohmic heating is the main mechanism for the ignition of the fusion reaction.
The location of the tokamak Ignitor on the Russian side has been proposed to be the complex Tokamak with Strong Field (TSP complex), which is located on the JSC “SRC RF TRINITI” (TRINITI) Joint Stock Company – State Research Center of Russian Federation Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research site (Moscow, Troitsk, Russia). The TSP complex has unique engineering and physical and energy infrastructure, but it will be necessary to deeply modernize the infrastructure.
In the phase of the deuterium-tritium experiments on the tokamak Ignitor, providing a total tritium flow of 10 to 15 g/day will be required. Therefore, it is necessary to consider the development of a full-scale tritium complex with the entire set of solved tasks for the preparation and supply of the fuel mixture, the purification of the plasma exhaust products, and the separation of the isotopes.