PELLET AND PELLET-BLANKET NEUTRONICS AND PHOTONICS FOR ELECTRON BEAM FUSION.

Magdi M.H. Ragheb, Gregory A. Moses, Charles W. Maynard

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Abstract

Pellet and coupled pellet-blanket time-integrated neutronics and photonics calculations are reported for a representative low-gain (25), low-compression (deuterium-tritium core pr equals 9. 4 kg/m**2) pellet design for an electron beam fusion reactor. Tungsten, lead, and natural uranium are compared as pusher-tamper materials. In the three cases, neutron balances show that neutron multiplication in the pellet compensates for the energy losses and spectral softening due to neutron interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-33
Number of pages18
JournalNuclear Technology
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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