Accelerator-driven subcritical fission in molten salt core: Closing the nuclear fuel cycle for green nuclear energy Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • A technology for accelerator-driven subcritical fission in a molten salt core (ADSMS) is being developed as a basis for the destruction of the transuranics in used nuclear fuel. The molten salt fuel is a eutectic mixture of NaCl and the chlorides of the transuranics and fission products. The core is driven by proton beams from a strong-focusing cyclotron stack. This approach uniquely provides an intrinsically safe means to drive a core fueled only with transuranics, thereby eliminating competing breeding terms. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

author list (cited authors)

  • McIntyre, P., Assadi, S., Badgley, K., Baker, W., Comeaux, J., Gerity, J., ... Tsvetkov, P.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013 11:11 AM

publisher

  • AIP  Publisher