skip to main content

SciTech ConnectSciTech Connect

Title: The procedure and results of calculations of the equilibrium isotopic composition of a demonstration subcritical molten salt reactor

A subcritical molten salt reactor with an external neutron source is studied computationally as a facility for incineration and transmutation of minor actinides from spent nuclear fuel of reactors of VVER-1000 type and for producing {sup 233}U from {sup 232}Th. The reactor configuration is chosen, the requirements to be imposed on the external neutron source are formulated, and the equilibrium isotopic composition of heavy nuclides and the key parameters of the fuel cycle are calculated.
Authors:
; ; ; ;  [1] ; ; ; ;  [2]
  1. National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)
  2. Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22471958
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Atomic Nuclei; Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; ACTINIDES; EQUILIBRIUM; FUEL CYCLE; ISOTOPE RATIO; MOLTEN SALT REACTORS; NEUTRON SOURCES; SPENT FUELS; THORIUM 232; TRANSMUTATION; URANIUM 233; WWER TYPE REACTORS