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Title: Accelerator driven sub-critical core

Abstract

Systems and methods for operating an accelerator driven sub-critical core. In one embodiment, a fission power generator includes a sub-critical core and a plurality of proton beam generators. Each of the proton beam generators is configured to concurrently provide a proton beam into a different area of the sub-critical core. Each proton beam scatters neutrons within the sub-critical core. The plurality of proton beam generators provides aggregate power to the sub-critical core, via the proton beams, to scatter neutrons sufficient to initiate fission in the sub-critical core.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1172767
Patent Number(s):
8,983,017
Application Number:
13/222,652
Assignee:
Texas A&M University System (College Station, TX) OAK
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-95ER40924
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Aug 31
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

Citation Formats

McIntyre, Peter M, and Sattarov, Akhdiyor. Accelerator driven sub-critical core. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
McIntyre, Peter M, & Sattarov, Akhdiyor. Accelerator driven sub-critical core. United States.
McIntyre, Peter M, and Sattarov, Akhdiyor. Tue . "Accelerator driven sub-critical core". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1172767.
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abstractNote = {Systems and methods for operating an accelerator driven sub-critical core. In one embodiment, a fission power generator includes a sub-critical core and a plurality of proton beam generators. Each of the proton beam generators is configured to concurrently provide a proton beam into a different area of the sub-critical core. Each proton beam scatters neutrons within the sub-critical core. The plurality of proton beam generators provides aggregate power to the sub-critical core, via the proton beams, to scatter neutrons sufficient to initiate fission in the sub-critical core.},
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