A Review of Confinement Requirements for Advanced Fuels

  title={A Review of Confinement Requirements for Advanced Fuels},
  author={William McCay Nevins},
  journal={Journal of Fusion Energy},
  • W. Nevins
  • Published 1 March 1998
  • Materials Science
  • Journal of Fusion Energy
The energy confinement requirements for burning D-3He, D-D, or P-11B are reviewed, with particular attention to the effects of helium ash accumulation. It is concluded that the DT cycle will lead to the more compact and economic fusion power reactor. The substantially less demanding requirements for ignition in DT (the ne τE T required for ignition in DT is smaller than that of the nearest advanced fuel, D-3He, by a factor of 50) will allow ignition, or significant fusion gain, in a smaller… Expand
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