Research and Markets: Analyzing Fusion Energy 2013.
Fusion power is the power generated by nuclear fusion reactions. In this kind of reaction, two light atomic nuclei fuse together to form a heavier nucleus and in doing so, release a large amount of energy. In a more general sense, the term can also refer to the production of net usable power from a fusion source, similar to the usage of the term "steam power." Most design studies for fusion power plants involve using the fusion reactions to create heat, which is then used to operate a steam turbine, which drives generators to produce electricity. Except for the use of a thermonuclear heat source, this is similar to most coal, oil, and gas-fired power stations as well as fission-driven nuclear power stations.
A section is dedicated to understanding the fusion fuel cycle in which we look at the D-T fuel cycle, the D-D fuel cycle, the D3He fuel cycle and the p-11B fuel cycle.
The workings of a fusion power plant is analyzed in details including the confinement theories, materials utilized, and economics of fusion power. We also take a look at the pros and cons of fusion power. Further to this, This report also analyzes the different types of fusion power available such as nuclear fusion, inertial confinement fusion, inertial electrostatic confinement, laser inertial, amongst others.
Apart from analyzing the role of a tokamak in fusion power, we also provide the profiles of the various tokamaks in use or under research today such as ADITYA, KSTAR, JET, J-60, DEMO, and others. The role of X-divertors is also analyzed. The most famous project in fusion power - the ITER - is also analyzed in-depth, along with the role the US plays in the project. At the same time, we also take a look at EU's Fusion Energy Program.
Environmental impact of fusion power and whether or not fusion power is considered to be safe is an issue facing the world today. This R'search takes these topics under consideration and also looks at what is happening in terms of R&D in this industry.
A case study on the FIREX Program and the ongoing efforts to create a fusion-powered spacecraft sets apart this research report on Fusion Power.
Key Topics Covered:
A. Executive Summary
B. Introduction to Fusion Energy
C. Understanding the Fusion Fuel Cycle
D. Barriers to the Development of Fusion Power
E. Developing Fusion Power Plants
F. Looking at the Advantages & Disadvantages of Fusion Power
G. Market Status
H. Analyzing the Types of Fusion Power
I. Analyzing the Role of a Tokamak
J. Profiles of Tokamaks
K. Emergence of the X-Divertors
L. Understanding the ITER Project
M. EU Fusion Energy Program
N. U.S. DOE Fusion Energy Sciences Program
O. Fusion Energy in China
P. Issues in Harnessing Fusion Energy in a Cost-effective Manner
Q. Environmental Impact and Safety of Fusion Power
R. Research and Development of Fusion Power
S. Case Study: FIREX Program
T. Case Study: Space Exploration with Fusion Power
V. Glossary of Terms
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|Date:||Feb 28, 2013|
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