International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2527

Full Length Research Paper

Problems with p6Li plasma in a fusion reactor

J. Bahmani
B. Eslami
F. Mohammad Jafari


  •  Received: 16 May 2017
  •  Accepted: 27 July 2017
  •  Published: 30 August 2017

Abstract

Problems of using proton-Lithium-6 (p6Li) fuel are energy losses that occur in a fusion reactor. Investigating the energy balance equation in this fuel is significant. The p6Li reaction is termed aneutronic, as it produces relatively few neutrons and requires none for breeding. The energy from the charged reaction products can be directly converted to electrical power at a much higher efficiency than Deuterium-tritium (DT). In this paper, the approach of optimum performance of p6Li fuel in fusion reactors was presented investigating the energy balance equations for ions and electrons. The optimum fuel mixture is almost  . The performance was determined to be p6Li and is favorable for Ti=800 keV.

 

Key words: Fuel, reactor, energy, radiation.