Plasma core for commercially feasible reactor

K. Okano, T. Yoshida, Y. Asaoka, K. Tomabechi

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Abstract

Feasibility of commercial tokamak reactors is discussed. The range of cost of electricity (COE) by competitors of fusion is estimated and the target range of COE for the fusion reactors is proposed. It is shown that the high β advanced plasma mode will break through this COE target. As a possible path toward the cost competitive tokamak concepts, the reactor compact reversed shear tokamak (CREST), which is based on the high β plasma and super-heated steam cycle, is briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1025-1032
Number of pages8
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume51-52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Nov
Event5th Interantional Symposium on Fusion Technology - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2000 Sep 192000 Sep 24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Okano, K., Yoshida, T., Asaoka, Y., & Tomabechi, K. (2000). Plasma core for commercially feasible reactor. Fusion Engineering and Design, 51-52, 1025-1032. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0920-3796(00)00188-5