Bulletin of the American Physical Society
60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Volume 63, Number 11
Monday–Friday, November 5–9, 2018; Portland, Oregon
Session PP11: Poster Session VI: Relativistic Laser Plasma Interaction and Beam Physics; Boundary; MHD and Stability, Transients; FRC; Dusty Plasmas; Basic Studies; Computational and Diagnostic Methods (2:00pm-5:00pm)
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
OCC Room: Exhibit Hall A1&A
Abstract ID: BAPS.2018.DPP.PP11.104
Abstract: PP11.00104 : A Beam-Fusion-Triggered Transmutator; Transparent, Monitored and Controlled Realtime
(Universite Paris - SUD)
and the TAE Team
(TAE Technologies, Inc.)
We propose a laser-driven [1,2] or electrostatic driven  deuteron beam for the purpose of generation of high neutron rate to incinerate minor actinides and transmute fission products. The deuteron beam is generated in the energy range of 150-200 keV and is injected into a tank filled with tritium gas or onto a TiT substrate producing DT fusion neutrons. The neutron generating tank (either T gas or TiT foil) is surrounded by a mixture of FLiBe (2LiF-BeF2) molten salt eutectic and minor actinides (MA). The FLiBE/MA concentration and machine geometry is optimized to run the transmutator by alternating between subcritical and delayed neutron critical states. Simulation using the MCNP code of the startup phase as well as MA burnup rate and fission product removal will be presented together with passive and active spectroscopy.
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 Zhou, M.L., Yan, X.Q., Mourou, G., Wheeler, J.A., Bin, J.H., Schreiber, J. and Tajima, T., 2016. Physics of Plasmas, 23(4), p.043112.
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