Fissile fuel breeding and minor actinide transmutation in the life engine


ŞAHİN S., Khan M. J. , Ahmed R.

FUSION ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, vol.86, pp.227-237, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2011.01.002
  • Title of Journal : FUSION ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-237

Abstract

Progress on The National Ignition Facility (NIF) brings fusion a viable energy source in foreseeable future. Energy multiplication in a fusion-fission (hybrid) reactor could lead earlier market penetration of fusion energy for commercial utilization. Originally, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have worked out a hybrid reactor design concept; the so-called Laser Inertial Confinement Fusion-Fission Energy (LIFE) engine, which has consisted of a spherical fusion chamber of similar to 5 m diameter, surrounded by a multi-layered blanket with a beryllium multiplier zone after the first wall.