Institute for Thermal Energy Technology and Safety (ITES)

Nuclear Fusion Technology

MHD Modell eines HCLL Blankets 

MHD mock-up of a HCLL blanket



The nuclear fusion research program is part of the European Fusion Development Agreement.
IKET is performing experimental and theoretical research for the liquid metal breeding blanket development in Europe. Two blanket concepts are presently under development and the following issues are investigated:

1. Helium Cooled Lead-Lithium (HCLL) blanket

  • Electrical flow coupling
  • Flow partitioning
  • Pressure drop

2. Dual Coolant Lead-Lithium (DCLL) blanket

  • Influence of insulating inserts in ducts
  • Pressure drop reduction
  • Flow distribution

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