Thermal and Mechanical Design Aspects of the Life Engine

  • Ryan P. Abbott, Michael A. Gerhard, +4 authors Jeffrey E. Seifried
  • Published 2009


The Laser Inertial confinement fusion Fission Energy (LIFE) engine encompasses the components of a LIFE power plant responsible for converting the thermal energy of fusion and fission reactions into electricity. The design and integration of these components must satisfy a challenging set of requirements driven by nuclear, thermal, geometric, structural… (More)


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