Assessment of Surface-Heating Problems in Laser-Fusion Reactors

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S. I. Abdel-Khalik, T. O. Hunter

Nuclear Engineering Department and Fusion Technology Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.

J. Heat Transfer 100(2), 311-318 (May 01, 1978) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450801 History: Received July 25, 1977; Online August 11, 2010


The surface-heating problems associated with the pulsed photon and ion irradiations of the first walls and liners of inertially-confined fusion reactor cavities are investigated. Analytical models for predicting the thermal response of these surfaces as a function of the different design and operational parameters of the system and the nature of the incident irradiations are developed. The effectiveness of residual gas as a means for protecting the wall from the ions and soft X-rays is assessed.

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