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Title: The Integral Fast Reactor

The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) is an innovative liquid metal reactor concept being developed at Argonne National Laboratory. It seeks to specifically exploit the inherent properties of liquid metal cooling and metallic fuel in a way that leads to substantial improvements in the characteristics of the complete reactor system. This paper describes the key features and potential advantages of the IFR concept, with emphasis on its safety characteristics. 3 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6572843
Report Number(s):
CONF-8810155-28
ON: DE89004290
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 16. water reactor safety information meeting, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, 24 Oct 1988; 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; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; FEEDBACK; FUEL CYCLE; FUEL ELEMENTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; REACTIVITY; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; REACTOR SAFETY; ACCIDENTS; BREEDER REACTORS; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; MANAGEMENT; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; SAFETY; WASTE MANAGEMENT 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 210500 -- Power Reactors, Breeding