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Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya
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Optimization of a Gas Dynamic Trap Neutron Source

Oct 17, 2014, 8:30 AM
Green 8-9 (Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya)

Green 8-9

Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Poster Poster 7


Dr Thomas Simonen (University of California Berkeley)


Fusion development will require materials capable of withstanding the harsh bombardment of 14 MeV D-T neutron bombardment. The Gas Dynamic Trap (GDT) neutron source concept is aimed to test and qualify suitable materials and sub-components. In this paper we evaluate two ways to further increase the attractiveness of the neutron source suggested by the GDT team.. First is the use of ECH power to reduce the neutral beam injection power required to heat and sustain the warm plasma. Second is the use of an additional coil on each end to reduce the power and particle end leakage. These two ideas will increase the electron temperature and thereby increase the neutron output. In addition, these ideas also reduce the gas throughput and thereby reduce the size of the tritium reprocessing system and reduce the number of neutral beam injectors subject to neutron exposure. We benchmark our ideas and modeling to GDT experiments as well as earlier experiments.
Paper Number FNS/P7-27
Country or International Organisation USA

Primary author

Dr Thomas Simonen (University of California Berkeley)


Dr Arthur Molvik (LLNL Retired) Mr Hongfei Du (ASIPP - USTC) Prof. Yican Wu (ASIPP USTC)

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