Training and Upgrading Tokamak Power Plants with Remountable Superconducting Magnets

Training and Upgrading Tokamak Power Plants with Remountable Superconducting Magnets

Training and Upgrading Tokamak Power Plants with Remountable Superconducting Magnets 150 150 Mathew
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(22)26

Training and Upgrading Tokamak Power Plants with Remountable Superconducting Magnets

All high field superconductors producing magnetic fields above 12 T are brittle. Nevertheless, they will probably be the materials of choice in commercial tokamaks because the fusion power density in a tokamak scales as the fourth power of magnetic field. Here we propose using robust, ductile superconductors during the reactor commissioning phase in order to avoid brittle magnet failure while operational safety margins are being established. Here we use the PROCESS systems code to inform development strategy and to provide detailed capital-cost-minimised tokamak power plant designs.

Collection:
Journals
Journal:
Nuclear Fusion
Publisher:
IOP (Institute of Physics)