UKAEA Papers

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2022
UKAEA-STEP-PR(22)02

We describe a workflow that is able to approximate basic machine parameters (including but not limited to plasma current IP, major radius R0, toroidal magnetic field B0, fusion power Pfusion) based on the choice of maximum field BTF,max on the in-boa…

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2021
UKAEA-STEP-PR(22)02

Rare earth barium copper oxides (REBCO) are a particular class of cuprate high temperature superconductor. The favourable properties of REBCO coated conductor tapes (CCTs) and the well-established production methods have brought these tapes to the forefront of tokamak fusion research, showing a lot of promise for the development of powerful, hig…

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2022
UKAEA-STEP-PR(22)01

Spherical tokamaks (STs) have been shown to possess properties desirable for a fusion power plant such as achieving high plasma β and having increased vertical stability. To understand their confinement properties in a reactor relevant regime a 1GW fusion power spherical tokamak plasma equilibrium was analysed using linear gyrokinetics to deter…

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2021
UKAEA-STEP-PR(21)01

Simulations based on time-dependent Ginzburg–Landau theory are employed to determine the critical current for a model system which represents a Nb–Ti-like pinning landscape at low drawing strain. The system consists of ellipsoids of normal metal, with dimensions 60ξ × 3ξ × 3ξ, randomly distributed throughout the superconducting bulk with t…

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2021
UKAEA-STEP-PR(21)02

As part of the UKAEA Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) fusion power station programme, a novel breeding blanket design was assessed. A conceptual design of STEP, which will be an innovative plan for a commercially-viable fusion power station, will be completed by 2024. The final aim of the current assessment is to find a conceptual des…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)66

Similarity experiments are conceived to study on existing tokamak facilities, characteristics of scenarios found on other devices or planned for new machines. The possibility of doing similarity experiments is linked to the physics processes studied and it gives in any case partial views which can be found in integrated way only on the planned d…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)47

Spherical Tokamaks (STs) could provide a route towards a compact fusion reactor due to advantageous properties such as high plasma beta. A GW-scale ST plasma is explored where Q=10 and R=2.5m. In this design 110 MW of NBI is needed to provide 9 MA of noninductive current, where the remaining 12 MA is pressure driven. To penetrate into the core a 1 …

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)03

High-temperature superconducting materials are being considered to generate the magnetic fields required for the confinement of plasma in fusion reactors. The present study aims to assess the microstructural degradation resulting from ion implantation at room temperature under two implantation conditions: 0.6 MeV Xe2+ to a fluence of …

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