Performance of Insulating Materials for Future Fusion Blankets
In all fusion reactors using the deuterium-tritium fuel cycle, a large fraction (~80%) of the fusion energy will be released as ~14 MeV neutrons. These neutrons must be slowed down in a relatively thick blanket surrounding the plasma and their kinetic energy converted to high temperature heat. This heat will be continuously removed from the blanket by a coolant system and either converted to electricity or used in a process to produce synthetic fuels, for example, the electrolysis of steam at high temperatures for the production of hydrogen and oxygen.
KeywordsThermal Conductivity Internal Heat Generation Outlet Water Temperature Carbon Felt Radial Heat Flow
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