A Virtual Simons Hour Talk: Renaissance Fusion - Technology and Plans
Given by: Francesco Volpe & Chris Smiet
Affiliation: Renaissance Technologies
Note the time: 8:00am EDT / 12:00 UTC.
Zoom link will be sent via email.
ABSTRACT: Renaissance Fusion strives to make stellarators smaller via High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) coils. It makes them less radioactive and more resilient to alpha particle losses by flowing mesoscale liquid metal walls and simpler to build - by using simpler coil winding surfaces and HTS manufacturing. Initial results will be presented in the areas of coil force minimization, simplification of the coil winding surface, neutronic optimization of the liquid wall materials, design point of a compact, profitable stellarator reactor and retrofitting of a fission power-plant. Paradigm-shifting ways of manufacturing HTS stellarator coils and extracting Tritium will be presented.