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Some Basic Energy And Economic Considerations For A Laser Ignited Fusion Reactor
Author(s): R. E. Kinsinger; E. B. Goldman
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 1976
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0061, Optical Methods in Energy Conversion, (10 February 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954414
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R. E. Kinsinger, University of Rochester (United States)
E. B. Goldman, University of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0061:
Optical Methods in Energy Conversion
M. J. Lubin, Editor(s)

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