A CN-EU Exchange on Next-step Fusion Reactor Design
count: [2018-04-13]

2nd Sino-EU Demo Technical meeting was held in Beijing from 19 to 21 March, with a total number of 96 participants, while 50 are from Europe and 46 from China. Co-chaired by Jiangang Li and Xiang Gao from the Institute of Plasma Physics (ASIPP), Gianfranco Federici Max-Planck Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP) and Wolfgang Biel from Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK), the meeting discussed and communicated on CFETR and EU-DEMO fusion reactor design, which is believed to strongly promote the research of CFETR Integration Engineering Design Project.

During the meeting, researchers presented 42 reports on 15 topics: overview presentations, DEMO physics challenges beyond ITER, fusion reactor systems codes and optimisation strategy for main design parameters, plasma diagnostics and control, H&CD systems, general design integration and engineering issues, remote handling strategy, licensing issues, safety approach and analysis,breeding blanket and balance of plant design,plasma facing and structural materials options and criteria for selection, n-irradiation qualification requirements,divertor design, tritium vacuum and fuelling systems,and magnet design.

After the meeting, experts from China and Europe had in-depth discussions on bilateral cooperation on key science and technological challenges in integrated design of fusion reactors and decided that the next technical exchange meeting on CFETR and EU-DEMO fusion reactor design will be held in Europe in autumn, 2019. (XU Lei reports)