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New polls show substantial support for nuclear energy
Sixty percent of respondents in a recent national survey favored the use of nuclear energy, with only 25 percent opposing its use. While the latest Bisconti Research poll focuses on nuclear power and electricity generation, its findings on public interest in climate change and using a spectrum of sources to meet energy needs are consistent with a recent Pew Research Center poll on a broad set of energy policy and climate change topics. The approaches the two online surveys took to measuring public opinion on nuclear energy yielded different numbers but found some common ground.
Y. Nakao, M. Katsube, T. Ohmura, Y. Saito, T. Johzaki, K. Mima
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 401-404
IFE Target Design | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8934
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The possibility of igniting D3He plasma in the fast-ignition, inertial confinement fusion scheme is discussed. Use of a small amount of DT fuel as an igniter is indispensable in order to mitigate the requirement on driver energy. Simulations have been made for a DT/D3He fuel compressed to 2000 ~ 4000 times the liquid density. The DT igniter is placed at the edge of the compressed fuel. The work shows that it is possible to obtain sufficient pellet gains (100) with realistic driver energy below 10 MJ. The essential roles of DT fusion neutron and nuclear elastic scattering are clarified. The possibility to reduce the amount of DT fuel is discussed.