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Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 339–344 | Cite as

LIBRA-LiTE: A 1000 MWe reactor

  • G. L. Kulcinski
  • R. L. Engelstad
  • E. G. Lovell
  • J. J. MacFariane
  • E. A. Mogahed
  • G. A. Moses
  • R. R. Peterson
  • S. Rutledge
  • M. E. Sawan
  • I. N. SviatoslJavsky
  • G. Sviatoslavsky
  • L. J. Wittenberg
Article

Conclusions

The results from this study indicate that light ions can be a competitive factor in the race to commercial fusion power. The relatively simple and near-term driver technology is particularly attractive compared to higher cost laser and heavy ion schemes. The cavity design and engineering operations can be tailored such that Utilities could envision a reliable and maintainable power plant. The major problem to be faced now is the method of beam propagation to the target. The LIBRA-LiTE design reveals that ballistic transport may be more attractive from a physics standpoint, but the severe neutron environment presents a challenge to materials scientists. Continued experimentation and research is needed to develop a truly attractive ICF power plant.

Keywords

Power Plant Material Scientist Beam Propagation Engineering Operation Ballistic Transport 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. L. Kulcinski
    • 1
  • R. L. Engelstad
    • 1
  • E. G. Lovell
    • 1
  • J. J. MacFariane
    • 1
  • E. A. Mogahed
    • 1
  • G. A. Moses
    • 1
  • R. R. Peterson
    • 1
  • S. Rutledge
    • 1
  • M. E. Sawan
    • 1
  • I. N. SviatoslJavsky
    • 1
  • G. Sviatoslavsky
    • 1
  • L. J. Wittenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Fusion Technology Institute, Department of Nuclear EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadison

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