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Title: Accelerator driven sub-critical core

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