The European DEMO fusion reactor: Design status and challenges from balance of plant point of view

@article{Ciattaglia2017TheED,
  title={The European DEMO fusion reactor: Design status and challenges from balance of plant point of view},
  author={Sergio Ciattaglia and Gianfranco Federici and L. Barucca and Alessandro Lampasi and Simone Minucci and I. Moscato},
  journal={2017 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2017 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I\&CPS Europe)},
  year={2017},
  pages={1-6}
}
  • S. Ciattaglia, G. Federici, I. Moscato
  • Published 1 June 2017
  • Engineering
  • 2017 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2017 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe)
DEMO initial conceptual design studies are being conducted in Europe as part of the European Union Roadmap to Fusion Electricity, which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of electricity produced by nuclear fusion reactors around the middle of this century. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the DEMO project, highlighting its main characteristics and challenges in terms of design, integration, and operation. Particular emphasis is given on some important systems of the Balance… 

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