Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/6597
Title: Effect of using various grades of plutonium in the protective liquid wall of an IFE type fusion reactor
Authors: Übeyli, Mustafa
Keywords: [No Keywords]
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag
Abstract: One of the main issues in a fusion reactor is the need for the frequent replacement of first wall structures during its lifetime. In order to eliminate this problem completely, use of a protective liquid wall between the fusion plasma and solid first wall has been proposed by various researchers. One of the major-fusion energy reactor designs is called HYLIFE-II, an inertial fusion energy (IFE) type reactor that also utilizes such a flowing liquid wall to extend the lifetime of the first wall to its lifetime. This study presents the netaronic analysis of the HYLIFE-II reactor using Li(2)BeF(4) (Flibe) with various grades of plutonium as a flowing liquid wall. For this purpose, four different coolants containing Flibe with 0.5% or 1% of weapon grade (WG) PuF(4) and Flibe with 0.5% or 1% reactor grade (RG) PuF(4) were considered. Main neutronic parameters: tritium breeding ratio (TBR), energy multiplication factor (M) and radiation damage at the first wall were computed with respect to the liquid wall thickness and coolant type. The highest TBR and M values were reached whet? the Flibe with 1% WG PuF(4) was used in the liquid wall.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/6597
ISSN: 0932-3902
Appears in Collections:Elektrik ve Elektronik Mühendisliği Bölümü / Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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