Research Overview Fusion Reactors and Technology

Fusion Reactors and Technology

Researchers in the Georgia Tech FRC in the assessment of the various materials and technologies that could be used in future fusion reactors and in the evaluation of the characteristics of future reactors as determined by the available materials, technologies and plasma physics advances. A particular interest was the development of low-activation structural materials for fusion.


Stacey, Weston. “Perceptions of the DEMO from INTOR Days and Today.” Fusion Science and Technology 67.4 (2015): 802-802.


“Fusion DEMO Characteristics and Paths to DEMO”, FESAC white paper, May, 2007. W. M. Stacey


“Commentaries on Criticisms of Magnetic Fusion”, white paper, March, 1999. W. M. Stacey


“Radioactive Waste Disposal Characteristics of Candidate Tokamak Demonstration Reactors”, Fusion Techn., 31, 35 (1997); E. A. Hoffman, W. M. Stacey and N. E. Hertel.


“Commercial Tokamak Reactor Potential with Advanced Tokamak Operation”, Nucl. Fusion 35, 551 (1995). J. D. Galambos, L. J. Perkins, S. Haney and J. Mandrekas.

“Radioactive Waste Produced by Demonstration and Commercial Fusion Reactors Extrapolated from ITER and Advanced Data Bases”, Fusion Eng. Design, 29, 198-206 (1995); W. M. Stacey, N. E. Hertel and E. A. Hoffman.

“Tokamak Demonstration Reactors”, Nucl. Fusion, 35, 1369-1384 (1995). W. M. Stacey


“Current Drive Studies for the ARIES Steady-State Tokamak Reactor”, Fusion Eng.& Design 25, 205 (1994). T. K. Mau, D. A. Ehst and J. Mandrekas.

“DEMO and Commercial Fusion Reactors Extrapolated from the ITER and Advanced Physics and Materials Data Bases”, Fusion Techn., 26, 1119-1121 (1994). W. M. Stacey

“Extrapolation to a Demonstration Reactor from the ITER and Advanced Materials & Physics Data Bases, Proc. 15th International Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, Seville, Spain IAEA (1994). W. M. Stacey


“A SuperCode for Systems Analysis of Tokamak Experiments and Reactors”, Fusion Technol. 21, 1749 (1992). S. W. Haney, J. Mandrekas


“Active Control of Thermonuclear Burn Conditions for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor”,Fusion Technol. 18, 606 (1990). S. W. Haney, L. J. Perkins, J. Mandrekas and W. M. Stacey


“NBI Current Drive Sensitivity Study for TIBER II, ITER-US and INTOR”, Fusion Techn., 15, 1395 (1989); G. Pautasso , J. Mandrekas and W. M. Stacey.

“Reactor Prospects of Muon-Catalyzed Fusion of Deuterium and Tritium Concentrated in Transition Metals”, Fusion Techn., 16, 268 (1989). W. M. Stacey


“Helium Flow Reversal with NBI and ECH in TIBER”, Fusion Techn., 13, 432 (1988); M. A. Malik, K. Indireshkumar, J. Mandrekas, W. M. Stacey and T. W. Ogden


“International Cooperation in Magnetic Fusion”, Ann. Rev. Energy, 10, 79 (1985); W. M. Stacey and M. Roberts.


“Future Technology Requirements for Magnetic Fusion – An Evaluation Based on Conceptual Design Studies”, Nucl. Techn./Fusion, 5, 266 (1984), with others.


“USA Strategy for International Collaboration on Magnetic Fusion Energy Development: A Technological Scientific View”, Nucl. Techn./Fusion, 2, 517 (1982). W. M. Stacey

“Fusion Reactor Design III”, (Report of the IAEA Technical Committee), Nucl. Fusion, 22, 671 (1982); W. M. Stacey with others.


“Fusion Reactor Development – a Review”, Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology, Vol. 15, Plenum Press, New York, 1981, p. 129. Weston M. Stacey


“The International Aspects of Fusion”, invited paper, Proc. IEEE 6th Region Conf., San Diego, Feb. 20-22, 1980.W. M. Stacey


The Influence of Physics Parameters on Tokamak Reactor Design”, Nucl. Techn., 43, 28 (1979); W. M. Stacey with others.

“Requirements For An Efficient Divertor Design”, Proc. 8th IEEE Symp. on Engineering Problems of Fusion Research, Nov. 1979, San Francisco; Z. El-Derini and W. M. Stacey.

“A Comparative Study of the Performance and Economics of Advance and Conventional Structural Materials in Fusion Systems”, J. Nucl. Mat. 85&86, 57 (1979). M. A. Abdou and Z. El-Derini


“Systems Studies on Technology and Economics Aspects of Tokamak Power Plants”, Proc. 3rd. ANS Topical Mtg. on the Technology of Controlled Nuclear Fusion, May 1978, Sante Fe, NM; W. M. Stacey with others

“Nuclear Data Requirements for Fusion Reactor Shielding”, IAEA Report on Nuclear Data for Fusion (Vienna) (1978). M. A. Abdou & Z. El-Derini

“Impact of Major Design Parameters on the Economics of Tokamak Power Plants”, in Fusion Reactor Design Concepts, IAEA, Vienna (1978), p. 673; W. M. Stacey with others.

“Fusion Reactor Design II”, (Report of IAEA Technical Committee), Nucl. Fusion, 18, p. 985 (1978); W. M. Stacey with others.