Fusion-fission hybrid reactors are seen as a possible, mid-term, CO2-free energy source. Starting from the progress in understanding the reversed field pinch plasma confinement, a pilot neutron source with a configuration of R = 4 m and a = 0.8 m and a plasma current of up to 14 mega-ampére (MA) is proposed. A staged experimental approach, with increased complexity and investment, was identified to tackle the existing issues related to scientific and technological aspects and to test the D-T operation at reduced fusion power (P_fus ∼30 MW, Q ∼0.4 , continuous pulsed operation).

Status and Perspectives of a Reversed Field Pinch as a Pilot Neutron Source

Piovan R.;Agostinetti P.;Bustreo C.;Lunardon F.;Zollino G.;
2020

Abstract

Fusion-fission hybrid reactors are seen as a possible, mid-term, CO2-free energy source. Starting from the progress in understanding the reversed field pinch plasma confinement, a pilot neutron source with a configuration of R = 4 m and a = 0.8 m and a plasma current of up to 14 mega-ampére (MA) is proposed. A staged experimental approach, with increased complexity and investment, was identified to tackle the existing issues related to scientific and technological aspects and to test the D-T operation at reduced fusion power (P_fus ∼30 MW, Q ∼0.4 , continuous pulsed operation).
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