Innovative liquid breeder blanket design activities in Japan

Akio Sagara, Teruya Tanaka, Takeo Muroga, Hidetoshi Hashizume, Tomoaki Kunugi, Satoshi Fukada, Akihiko Shimizu

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In order to clarify key engineering issues and to enhance key R&D activities for D-T fusion blankets, many design activities on innovative liquid blanket systems are on going as collaboration studies in Japan. Recently an improved long-life Flibe blanket has been proposed, and the self-cooled Li/V blanket design has started. For Flibe systems, much progress has been made on tritium permeation barrier, energy conversion system, free surface designs, and thermofluid loop experiments. For Li/V systems, evaluation studies have proceeded on Be-free nuclear properties and allowable crack fraction on multi-layered MHD insulation coatings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-529
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Science and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering


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