Fusion would deliver a new source of energy from the mid of this century. But the fusion research has now to make an important step forward by switching from pure plasma physics, based on Hydrogen and Deuterium plasma, to burning plasmas, implying the use of radioactive fuel (the Tritium) and the production of intense neutron flux. These aspects bring with them the change of fusion devices from laboratory (or industrial) facilities to nuclear facilities, with all the necessary precautions which are involved. The nuclear aspects of fusion reactors and power plants have an impact on various domains of the facilities: the approach of safety, security and radioprotection, the resistance of materials to neutron bombardments, the activation of material and the needs of remote handling, the effects of radiations on instruments and functional components, and last but not least the impact on radioactive waste production and recycling. All these aspects will be handled shortly in this first approach of the “nuclearization” of fusion reactors and facilities..
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 11th Carolus Magnus Summer School on Plasma and Fusion Energy Physics|
|Place of Publication||Jülich, Germany|
|State||Published - Sep 2013|
|Event||11th Carolus Magnus Summer School on Plasma and Fusion Energy Physics - TEC - Trilateral Euregio Cluster, Bad Honnef,Physikzentrum|
Duration: 26 Aug 2013 → 6 Sep 2013
|Conference||11th Carolus Magnus Summer School on Plasma and Fusion Energy Physics|
|Period||2013-08-26 → 2013-09-06|