Fusion Engine Cycle in Reactor System by Adiabatic Compression

Sanae Itoh, Kimitaka Itoh

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Abstract

Cycle operation in magnetic confinement reactors is proposed in order to convert fusion energy directly to electromagnetic energy. By adiabatic compression, the fuel plasma is heated to exceed the ignition criterion. Thermal energy due to reactions is converted to electromagnetic energy through decompression. Decrease of the temperature closes the cycle. The energy conversion efficiency is studied. A large fraction of fusion energy can be directly converted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L159-L161
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1984

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Electromagnetic waves
engines
Fusion reactions
fusion
reactors
Engines
cycles
Thermal energy
Energy conversion
Conversion efficiency
Ignition
Compaction
electromagnetism
Plasmas
energy
energy conversion efficiency
pressure reduction
thermal energy
ignition
Temperature

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Fusion Engine Cycle in Reactor System by Adiabatic Compression. / Itoh, Sanae; Itoh, Kimitaka.

In: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 23, No. 3, 01.01.1984, p. L159-L161.

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Itoh, Sanae ; Itoh, Kimitaka. / Fusion Engine Cycle in Reactor System by Adiabatic Compression. In: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. 1984 ; Vol. 23, No. 3. pp. L159-L161.
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