10 February 1976 Some Basic Energy And Economic Considerations For A Laser Ignited Fusion Reactor
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Proceedings Volume 0061, Optical Methods in Energy Conversion; (1976) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954414
Event: Optical Methods in Energy Conversion, 1975, Rochester, United States
Abstract
In this paper, we indicate some simple energy balance and economic considerations which bear on the feasibility of laser produced fusion. We present reasons that presently published schemes requiring high compression of homogeneous spheres or shells would be difficult to employ for pure power generation, even given favorable answers to many presently unanswered scientific questions. On the otherhand, extensions of our analysis show that breeding and energy multiplication in a fissile blanket greatly improve the commerical prospects for power generation by laser induced fusion.
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R. E. Kinsinger, R. E. Kinsinger, E. B. Goldman, E. B. Goldman, } "Some Basic Energy And Economic Considerations For A Laser Ignited Fusion Reactor", Proc. SPIE 0061, Optical Methods in Energy Conversion, (10 February 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954414; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954414
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