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Title: Broad-Application Test Reactor

This report is about a new, safe, and operationally efficient DOE reactor of nuclear research and testing proposed for the early to mid- 21st Century. Dubbed the Broad-Application Test Reactor (BATR), the proposed facility incorporates a multiple-application, multiple-mission design to support DOE programs such as naval reactors and space power and propulsion, as well as research in medical, science, isotope, and electronics arenas. DOE research reactors are aging, and implementing major replacement projects requires long lead times. Primary design drivers include safety, low risk, minimum operation cost, mission flexibility, waste minimization, and long life. Scientists and engineers at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory are evaluating possible fuel forms, structural materials, reactor geometries, coolants, and moderators.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5084560
Report Number(s):
EGG-NE-10257
ON: DE92018042
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; COST; DESIGN; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; REACTOR SAFETY; MANAGEMENT; REACTORS; SAFETY; WASTE MANAGEMENT NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems 220600* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Research, Test & Experimental Reactors