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Q > 1

  1. Jul 30, 2005 #1
    What are projects about nuclear controlled fusion reactor to achieve Q > 1, or possibly obtain Q > 1.
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  3. Jul 30, 2005 #2
    You have asked this in another thread, why are you making another thread?

    I think a thermonuclear bomb would qualify as having Q greater than one, but that is not controlled as well as anyone would like.
  4. Aug 14, 2005 #3
    The goal of ITER is to achieve a Q = 10, to have a high enough thermal efficiency for a power plant design.
  5. Aug 14, 2005 #4


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    I was wondering about that but I could not find the specific information until now.

    It is based around a hydrogen plasma torus operating at over 100 million °C, and will produce 500 MW of fusion power.

    http://www.iter.org/Parameters.htm [Broken]
    http://www.iter.org/plasmascenarios.htm [Broken]

    http://www.iter.org/reports.htm [Broken]

    Previous experiments page - http://www.iter.org/experiments.htm [Broken]
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  6. Nov 13, 2005 #5


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    Fusion Ignition Research Experiment (FIRE) Physics and Program Information

    Add this site to your list of fusion sites -



    http://www.ms.ornl.gov/programs/fusionmatls/fusionmatl.htm [Broken]

    http://www.fusionmaterials.pnl.gov/ [Broken]

    Shape and Aspect Ratio Optimization for a High Beta, Steady-State Tokamak
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  7. Nov 13, 2005 #6
    Here's a few links about the performance of JT-60 if you're interested. I guess they were able to reach gains of 1.25 or thereabouts.

    http://www.mext.go.jp/english/news/1998/06/980611.htm [Broken]
    http://www.jaeri.go.jp/english/press/980625-jt/ [Broken]
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