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Simplification of blanket system for SlimCS fusion DEMO reactor

Someya, Yoji; Takase, Haruhiko; Uto, Hiroyasu; Tobita, Kenji; Liu, C.; Asakura, Nobuyuki

Conceptual design of a tritium-breeding blanket for SlimCS has been studied. The blanket structure with neutron multiplier Be-plate was designed to be as thin as possible with keeping high Tritium Breeding Ratio (TBR). However, a structure of the blanket is complexity and the manufacture of the blanket is difficult from the viewpoint of engineering. Therefore, simplification of blanket structure is necessary for SlimCS. In this paper, we propose a simple blanket structure without decreasing the net TBR below 1.05. The proposed blanket structure is mixed Li$$_{4}$$SiO$$_{4}$$ pebbles or Li$$_{2}$$O pebbles for the tritium breeding and Be$$_{12}$$Ti pebbles for the neutron multiplication and these pebbles are filled in the blanket. ANIHEAT code with the nuclear data library FENDL-2.0 was used for the calculations of the neutronics and thermal analyses. As a result, it is shown that Li$$_{2}$$O pebbles blanket mixed with Be$$_{12}$$Ti pebbles is the most effective and the TBR is greater than 1.05.

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