A fusion-fission hybrid reactor model for research and applications.
Panza F., Bettini P., Bustreo C., Casagrande R., Cavazzana R., Escande D., Piovan R., Puiatti M.E., Ricco G., Ripani M., Valisa M., Zollino G., Zuin M.
VI - Fisica applicata, acceleratori e beni culturali
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A hybrid fusion-fission reactor based on a Reversed Field Pinch configuration has been studied. The fusion core generating 140MWth fusion power via D-T reactions produces 4.97E+19 n/s. The areas around the torus are composed of tritium breeding regions and of a modular subcritical fission blanket (keff$\sim 0.97$, P$\sim 1.24$ GWth), sustained by fusion neutrons, spaced out by two intermediate regions that can be used for studying fast and slow transmutations and radio-pharmaceuticals production. The results corroborate the interest for this model due to the simple design of the fusion reactor, the high accessibility to the blankets for maintenance and the multiple applications.