Research Overview INTOR and ITER

INTOR and ITER

The USA participation in the IAEA INTOR Workshop (1978-88), involving hundreds of fusion physicists and engineers nationwide, was coordinated by Prof. Stacey, and other faculty and students participated in the gathering and evaluation of input material for the Workshop. The INTOR Workshop (USA, USSR, Japan, EU) developed an international conclusion that it was feasible to undertake the construction and operation of a fusion experimental power reactor, developed a conceptual design for such a reactor, identified the required further R&D, and analyzed several critical technical issues.. Based on this finding, Sec. Gorbachev recommended to President Reagan at the 1985 Geneva summit conference that the two countries join together to build such an experimental tokamak reactor, as a result of which the ITER project was formed and today includes the USA, Japan, EU, Russia, China, India and Korea. Georgia Tech researchers took part in the early design work for ITER, in particular in the areas of radiative power exhaust and burn control, and Prof. Stacey chaired the ITER Steering Committee—US during the 1990s.

2010

“The Quest for a Fusion Energy Reactor”, Oxford Univ. Press, 2010, W. M. Stacey.

1997

“The ITER Decision and U.S. Fusion R&D”, Issues in Science and Techn., Summer (1997). W. M. Stacey

“Progress in Resolving Power and Particle Control Issues for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor”, Phys. Plasmas, 4, 2631 (1997), D. Post, G. Janeschitz, A. Kukushkin, H. Pacher, M. Sugihara, J. Mandrekas, W. M. Stacey.

1996

“Advanced Tokamak Modes and ITER”, Comments on Plasma Phys., 17, 111 (1996); D. Meade, T. Simonen, K. Thomassen, W. Stacey, D. Sigmar, and W. Nevins.

“The ITER Power and Particle Control System”, Fusion Technol. 30, 594 (1996). D. Post, T. Ando, J. Mandrekas, W. Stacey.

“Report of ISCUS Subgroup on US Participation in ITER Construction, Operation and Testing”, December, 1996; W. M. Stacey with others.

1991

“Evaluaation of Different Control Methods for the thermal stability of ITER”, Fusion Technol. 19, 57 (1991). J. Mandrekas and W. M. Stacey

“1-1/2D Transport Studies of ITER Burn Control Scenarios”, Fusion Techn., 19 (3), 1307 (1991); J. Mandrekas, H. He and W. M. Stacey.

“Evaluation of Different Control Methods for the Thermal Stability of ITER”, Fusion Techn., 19, 57 (1991); J. Mandrekas and W. M. Stacey.

“U.S. National Review of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor”, March 1991; W. M. Stacey with others.

“ITER Programmatic & Technical Objectives for the Engineering Design Activities”, June 1991, white paper, W. M. Stacey and D.E. Baldwin.

“ITER Technical Objectives, Issues, Options & Implications”, December 1991, white paper, W. M. Stacey, D.E. Baldwin and P.H. Rutherford.

1990

“Active Control of Thermonuclear Burn Conditions for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor”, Fusion Techn., 18, 606 (1990); J. Mandrekas, W. M. Stacety, with others.

1989

“U.S. Contribution to Phase 2, Part 3 INTOR Workshop”, Fusion Techn., 15, 1485 (1989); W. M. Stacey with others.

INTOR Workshop – Design Concept, Critical Issues, Innovations, Data Base Assessment”, 12th Int. Conf. Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research (Nice, 1988), IAEA, Vienna (1989). W. M. Stacey

“Evaluation of Different Burn Control Methods for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor”, Proc. 13th IEEE Symp. Fusion Engr., Knoxville, Tenn. (1989); J. Mandrekas and W. M. Stacey.

1988

“International Tokamak Reactor – Phase Two, Part III”, Nucl. Fusion, 28, 711 (1988); W. M. Stacey with others.

“The INTOR Workshop – An Unique International Collaboration in Fusion”, Progress in Nuclear Energy, 22, 119 (1988). W. M. Stacey

“International Tokamak Reactor, Phase Two A, Part III”, IAEA report STI/PUB/795, Vienna (1988); with INTOR Group, also technical editor. W. M. Stacey with others.

1987

“The U.S. INTOR Activity”, Fusion Techn., 11, 317 (1987); W. M. Stacey with others.

“International Tokamak Reactor”, Proc. 11th Int. Conf. on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research (Kyoto), IAEA, Vienna (1987). W. M. Stacey with others.

1986

“International Tokamak Reactor: Phase 2A, Part 2”, IAEA report STI/PUB/714 Vienna (1986) with INTOR Group, also technical editor. W. M. Stacey with others.

1985

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

“The Phase 2A, Part 2 INTOR Workshop”, Nucl. Fusion, 25, 1791 (1985); W. M. Stacey with others

1984

“Overview of the INTOR Workshop”, Proc. IAEA Conf. on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion ResearchI (1984); IAEA-CN-44 (1984). W. M. Stacey

“The FED-INTOR Activity”, Proc. 7th SMIRT Conf., Nucl. Eng. & Design (1984). W. M. Stacey

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

1983

“International Tokamak Reactor-Phase Two A, Part I”, Nucl. Fusion, 23, 1513 (1983); W. M. Stacey with others.

“The FED-INTOR”, Nucl. Techn./Fusion, 4, 202 (1983); W. M. Stacey with others.

“Tokamak ETR Objectives, Characteristics and Critical Issues”, Nucl. Techn./Fusion, 4 (2), part 2, 46 (1983). W. M. Stacey

“International Tokamak Reactor: Phase 2A, Part I”, IAEA report STI/PUB/638 Vienna (1983), with INTOR Group, also technical editor. W. M. Stacey with others.

1982

“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.

“INTOR Conceptual Design – Summary”, Nucl. Fusion, 22, 135 (1982); W. M. Stacey with others.

“International Tokamak Reactor: Phase One”, IAEA report STI/PUB/619, Vienna (1982), with INTOR group, also technical editor. W. M. Stacey with others.

1981

“INTOR – A First-Generation Tokamak Experimental Reactor”, Special Issue of Nucl. Engr. & Design, Vol. 63 (2), 171 (1981), 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. W. M. Stacey

“International Tokamak Reactor Conceptual Design Overview”, Proceedings 9th Symposium on Engineering Problems of Fusion Research, IEEE 81CH1715-2, p. 556 (1981). W. M. Stacey

“International Tokamak Reactor Conceptual Design Overview”, Proceedings 3rd IAEA Technical Committee Meeting and Workshop, Tokoyo, October 5-16, 1981. W. M. Stacey

U.S. Conceptual Design Contribution to the INTOR Phase I Workshop; Nucl. Techn./Fusion, 1 (4), 486 (1981); W. M. Stacey with others.

1980

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

“The INTOR Workshop”, invited paper, Proc. 4th ANS Topical Meeting on the Tech. of Controlled Nucl. Fusion, King of Prussia, PA, October 14-17, 1980, CONF-80/011, p. 40. W. M. Stacey

“International Tokamak Reactor Zero Phase”, (Executive Summary of the IAEA Workshop, 1979)”, Special Topic in Nucl. Fusion, 20 (3), 349 (1980); W. M. Stacey with others.

“International Tokamak Reactor: Zero Phase”, IAEA report STI/PUB/556, Vienna (1980), with INTOR group, W. M. Stacey with others.

1978

“Tokamak Experimental Power Reactor”, in Fusion Reactor Design Concepts, IAEA, Vienna (1978), p. 131, W. M. Stacey, with others.

“Tokamak Experimental Power Reactor”, Proc. 3rd ANS Topical Mtg. on the Technology of Controlled Nuclear Fusion, May 1978, Sante Fe, NM; W. M. Stacey, with others.

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