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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.
Yasunobu Arikawa, Yuki Iwasa, Kohei Yamanoi, Keisuke Iwano, Shinsuke Fujioka, Akifumi Iwamoto, Mitsuo Nakai, Yuji Hatano, Masanori Hara, Satoshi Akamaru, Takayoshi Norimatsu, Ryosuke Kodama
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 4 | May 2020 | Pages 464-470
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2020.1716458
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
In inertial confinement fusion (ICF), a fuel target containing deuterium and tritium is used. In recent ICF experiments on the Gekko XII LFEX facility at the Institute of Laser Engineering at Osaka University (ILE-Osaka), a target comprised of a polystyrene capsule filled with D2O liquid and a solution of X-ray tracer materials, such as copper, titanium, or chlorine, was developed. In this study, an additional T2O doping technique by which tritium can be mixed uniformly has been developed. The T2O is synthesized by T2 gas using a CuO oxidation catalyst. The T2O is agglutinated by cold trap and transferred to a target cell in which a D2O-solution-filled target is placed. Because polystyrene is slightly permeable for T2O and D2O, D2O is exchanged by T2O and completely mixed. Thus, a uniform tritium-doped ICF target with various materials can be fabricated. The T2O synthesizing and doping system is developed and tested using H2 as a cold run. The H2O is successfully doped to a D2O prefilled target at approximately 50% doping. This scheme will be utilized in future fast ignition experiments at ILE-Osaka.