Study of tritium production for fusion reactors using high-Temperature gas-Cooled reactors

Hideaki Matsuura, T. Yasumoto, S. Kouchi, H. Nakaya, S. Shimakawa, Y. Nakao, M. Goto, S. Nakagawa, M. Nishikawa

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Abstract

The performance of a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor as a tritium production device was examined. A gas turbine high-temperature reactor of 300 MWe nominal capacity (GTHTR300) was assumed as the calculation target of a typical gas-cooled reactor, and using the continuous-energy Monte Carlo transport code MVP-BURN, burn-up simulations for the entire-core region of GTHTR300 were carried out considering its unique double heterogeneity structure. It was shown that gas-cooled reactors with thermal output power of 3 GW in all can produce 6~10 kg of tritium in a year.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-272
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Science and Technology
Volume61
Issue number1 T
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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