Simple FFH pilot experiment model based on DTT-like machine
ENEA Casaccia, S. Maria di Galeria, Rome, Italy
2 Consorzio CREATE Università di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
3 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Genova, Genoa, Italy
4 Centro Fermi - Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche “Enrico Fermi”, Rome, Italy
Accepted: 3 August 2020
Published online: 18 August 2020
The global need for energy in the world is constantly increasing. Critical fission reactors have proved great efficiency in the energy production, but the fear of nuclear wastes and accidents due to an uncontrolled chain reaction makes these unpleasant to public. More safe fusion reactors, on the opposite, have low efficiency. Hybrid reactors capable of using the advantages of both are studied, but not yet developed. In this paper, a simple fusion–fission pilot experiment model has been developed. A Tokamak with the same characteristics of DTT (Divertor Tokamak Test facility) has been considered as a reference machine for the fusion component. The fusion system has been coupled with a relatively simple low-power fission blanket configured into three different modes by using different fuels and materials. This model could be useful in order to investigate the properties of the fusion–fission hybrid coupling from a neutronic point of view.
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