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Title: The integral fast reactor (IFR) concept: Physics of operation and safety

The IFR concept employs a pool layout, a U/Pu/Zr metal alloy fuel and a closed fuel cycle based on pyrometallurgical reprocessing and injection casting refabrication. The reactor physics issues of designing for inherent safety and for a closed fissile self-sufficient integral fuel cycle with uranium startup and potential actinide transmutation are discussed.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6198515
Report Number(s):
CONF-870424-14
ON: DE87011533; TRN: 87-030073
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Nuclear Society international meeting on advances in reactor physics, mathematics and computation, Paris, France, 27 Apr 1987; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; REACTOR SAFETY; ATWS; REACTIVITY COEFFICIENTS; REACTOR KINETICS; TRANSIENT OVERPOWER ACCIDENTS; ACCIDENTS; BREEDER REACTORS; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; KINETICS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; REACTORS; SAFETY 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 210500 -- Power Reactors, Breeding