EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 59, 2013IFSA 2011 – Seventh International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||XI. IFE Power Plant Technologies (Including Material Studies)|
|Published online||15 November 2013|
Overview of the LIFE fuel cycle
1 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USA
2 Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC, USA
3 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA
4 Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, USA
5 Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA
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Published online: 15 November 2013
The Laser Inertial Fusion Energy (LIFE) engine is a laser-driven inertial fusion energy system being developed with the goal to deliver fusion power in the next decade. A pre-conceptual design is being developed for the LIFE fuel cycle, with the purpose of maximizing the potential safety advantages of fusion energy. Some key features of the LIFE fuel cycle include a high tritium fuel burn-up fraction, a relatively high tritium breeding ratio, low tritium permeation from the coolant/breeder, and limited tritium inventories throughout the facility. The present paper offers an overview the pre-conceptual design of the LIFE fuel cycle, including a summary of the development plan for the delivery of the related tritium processing equipment.
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