Accelerator-driven thorium cycle power reactor: Design and performance calculations Conference Paper uri icon


  • A systematic design is being explored for an accelerator-driven thorium-cycle power reactor. The core for a GWth, reactor is driven by a pattern of seven 800 MeV proton beams in a hexagonal pattern. A flux-coupled stack of isochronous cyclotrons capable of producing all 7 beams has been described in an earlier paper. The isotope inventory, power distribution, and neutron gain have been simulated through an eight year period of reactor operation. Primary features of efficiency, gain stability, and reliability are reported.

published proceedings

  • Global 2003: Atoms for Prosperity: Updating Eisenhowers Global Vision for Nuclear Energy

author list (cited authors)

  • McIntyre, P., Sattarov, A., Adams, M., Best, F., Kurwitz, C., & Wu, Z

complete list of authors

  • McIntyre, P||Sattarov, A||Adams, M||Best, F||Kurwitz, C||Wu, Z

publication date

  • December 2003