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By Hamish MacKinnon Banford (auth.), Jeffery Lewins, Martin Becker (eds.)

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John Maynard Keynes is credited with the aphorism that the long term view in economics has to be taken within the mild that "in the long term we're aU dead". it isn't in any spirit of gloom even though that we invite our readers of the 16th quantity within the assessment sequence, Advances in Nuclear technology and expertise, to take a protracted view. the 2 vital roles of nuclear power lie within the army sphere - no longer addressed as such during this serie- within the sphere of the centralised construction of strength, and mainly electrical energy iteration. The fast desire for this latter has receded within the present period of constrained economies, vanishing progress premiums and low surpluses of oil instantaneous markets of the realm. Nuclear power has its most crucial position as an assurance opposed to the not easy occasions to return. yet will the call for come at a time whilst the present reactors with their heavy use of normal uranium feed shares are for use or in an period the place different elements of the gasoline provide has to be exploited? The time scale is satisfactorily doubtful and the period of the call for so unascertainable good ahead coverage needs to expect that by the point the foremost call for comes, the kind of on hand traditional uranium can have been principally ate up within the terrible convertors of the present thermal fission programme.

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This work therefore shows that for ambient temperatures the best thermoplastics can withstand 10 6 -10 7 Gy while thermosets in conjunction with a suitable curing agent and filler are an order of magnitude better in terms of radiation tolerance. The point must be made, however, that these ELECTRICAL 33 INSULATION AND FUSION REACTORS 500r--------------------------------, Glass F~bric Tape 400 300 til / Glass Fabric Tape And Kapton c.. 107 108 Dose-Gy 20 / / Glass Fabric Tape And Kapton til c.. " 10 Modulus Of Elasticity o 107 Dose-Gy Figure 28 Variation of the flexural strength and modulus of the JET coil resin system with ionizing radiation.

This was a problem with early British work on ZETA, and Robson and Hancox (65) presented a detailed consideration of the problem at that time. Unipolar arcing was also discussed more recently by Miley (51) in relation to surface effects and voltage breakdown in fusion devices, and by McCracken and stott (66). One of the methods proposed to eliminate unipolar arcing in ZETA was to coat the inside of the metal torus wall with a thin film of electrical insulation. This was done with varying results no doubt because of the quality of coatings that could be applied to metal surfaces at that pOint in time.

No work has been conducted with fluxes of this magnitude and energy because such a neutron source simply does not exist, although plans are in hand to provide one (116). This means that to date neutron-induced effects have been derived from fission reactor work. Maximum fluences employed in these investigations are around 10 26 m- 2 and derive typically from one year's irradiation. These are at least an order of magnitude less than what ceramics at the first wall will experience in a lifetime, and also at the reduced average fission energy of 2 MeV.

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