In a world increasingly facing new challenges at the forefront of plasma scientific research and technological innovation, CNR and ISTP pledge progress and achieve an impact in the integration of research into societal practices and policy

Status and Perspectives of a Reversed Field Pinch as a Pilot Neutron Source

Piovan Roberto; Agostinetti Piero; Bustreo Chiara; Cavazzana Roberto; Escande Dominique; Gaio Elena; Lunardon Francesco; Maistrello Alberto; Puiatti Maria Ester; Valisa Marco; Zollino Giuseppe; Zuin Matteo

Fusion-fission hybrid reactors are seen as a possible, mid-term, CO2-free energy source. Starting from the progress in understanding the reversed field pinch plasma confinement, a pilot neutron source with a configuration of R = 4 m and a = 0.8 m and a plasma current of up to 14 mega-ampére (MA) is proposed. A staged experimental approach, with increased complexity and investment, was identified to tackle the existing issues related to scientific and technological aspects and to test the D-T operation at reduced fusion power (P_fus 30 MW, Q 0.4, continuous pulsed operation).

ID 423500
DOI 10.1109/TPS.2019.2957888
PRODUCT TYPE Journal Article
LAST UPDATE 2022-11-16T10:48:57Z
TITLE Implementation of activities described in the Roadmap to Fusion during Horizon 2020 through a Joint programme of the members of the EUROfusion consortium