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Title: Enabling Technologies for Ultra-Safe and Secure Modular Nuclear Energy

Sandia National Laboratories and General Atomics are pleased to respond to the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-e)’s request for information on innovative developments that may overcome various current reactor-technology limitations. The RFI is particularly interested in innovations that enable ultra-safe and secure modular nuclear energy systems. Our response addresses the specific features for reactor designs called out in the RFI, including a brief assessment of the current state of the technologies that would enable each feature and the methods by which they could be best incorporated into a reactor design.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1259566
Report Number(s):
SAND--2016-5936R
642393; TRN: US1601527
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000; FOA-0001598
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; DESIGN; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; MODULAR STRUCTURES; EVALUATION; POWER REACTORS