MHD issues related to the use of Lithium Lead eutectic as breeder material for blankets of fusion power plants
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The European Community is committed to the development of a DEMOnstration fusion power plant whose operation could start as soon as 2050. The blanket is one of the most critical components in a fusion reactor; three of the four blanket concepts currently under development are based on the use of the liquid eutectic alloy Pb-15.7Li. Since the blanket will operate under the strong magnetic eld used to con ne the plasma, electromagnetic forces will occur in the PbLi ow, giving rise to magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) phenomena.
CitationAiello, G., Mistrangelo, C., Buehler, L., Mas de les Valls, E., Aubert, J., Li-Puma, A., Rapisarda, D., Del Nevo, A. MHD issues related to the use of Lithium Lead eutectic as breeder material for blankets of fusion power plants. "Magnetohydrodynamics", 01 Abril 2015, vol. 51, núm. 2, p. 185-193.