To move to a fusion DEMO power plant after ITER, a Fusion Nuclear Science Facility (FNSF) is needed in addition to ITER, and research in operating tokamaks and those under construction. The Fusion Development Facility (FDF), which now is also called FNSF-AT is a FNSF candidate for a DT steady-state neutron source. FNSF-AT could produce 150-300 MW of fusion power in a normal aspect ratio tokamak configuration with copper TF and PF magnets. The main technology-related mission includes:
- Test components and materials to high neutron fluence (3-6 MWy/m2) with duty factor of 0.3/y with maintainability
- Demonstrate tritium self-sufficiency
- Develop advanced test blankets that produce tritium and electricity at 1-3 MW/m2 neutron fluxes
- Develop advanced fusion blankets for generation of high temperature process heat
- With ITER and a materials irradiation facility, provide the database for a fusion DEMO power plant.
Neutronics Analysis in Support of the Fusion Development Facility; M. Sawan, A. Ibrahim, P. Wilson, E. Marriott, R. Stambaugh, C. Wong, November 2010 [presented at the 19th ANS Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, November 7-11, 2010, Las Vegas NV.]. (15 pages, 752 kB)
UWFDM-1402 Neutronics Analysis in Support of the Fusion Development Facility Design Evolution; M.E. Sawan, A.M. Ibrahim, P.P.H. Wilson, E.P. Marriott, R.D. Stambaugh, C.P.C. Wong, August 2011 [presented at 19th ANS Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, November 7-11, 2010, Las Vegas NV. Published in Fusion Science and Technology, Volume 60 (2) 671-675 (2011)].
Scoping Neutronics Analysis in Support of FDF Design Evolution; Mohamed Sawan, August 2009 [presented at the Fusion Nuclear Science and Technology (FNST) meeting, 18-20 August 2009, UCLA, Los Angeles CA]. (17 pages, 265 kB)
Fusion Nuclear Science Facility Candidates; R.D. Stambaugh, V.S. Chan, A.M. Garofalo, M. Sawan, D.A. Humphreys, L.L. Lao, J.A. Leuer, T.W. Petrie, R. Prater, P.B. Snyder, J.P. Smith, C.P.C. Wong, February 2011 [Fusion Science and Technology, 59, Number 2 (February 2011) 279-307].
Fusion Nuclear Science Facility - Advanced Tokamak Option; C.P.C. Wong, V.S. Chan, A.M. Garofalo, J.A. Leuer, M.E. Sawan, J.P. Smith, and R.D. Stambaugh, 2011 [Fusion Science and Technology, 60 (2011) 449-453].