Title: Candidate molten salt investigation for an accelerator driven subcritical core
Authors: SOOBY ElizabethBATY AustinBENES ONDREJMCINTYRE PeterPOGUE NathanielSALANNE MathieuSATTAROV Akhdiyor
Citation: JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS vol. 440 p. 298–303
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC79539
ISSN: 0022-3115
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022311513006041
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC79539
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2013.04.004
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: We report a design for accelerator-driven subcritical fission in a molten salt core (ADSMS) that utilizes a fuel salt composed of NaCl and transuranic (TRU) chlorides. The ADSMS core is designed for fast neutronics (28% of neutrons >1 MeV) to optimize TRU destruction. The choice of a NaCl-based salt offers benefits for corrosion, operating temperature, and actinide solubility as compared with LiF-based fuel salts. Molecular dynamics (MD) codes have been used to estimate properties of the molten salt system that are important for ADSMS design but have never been measured experimentally.Results from the MD studies are reported. Experimental measurements of fuel salt properties and studies of corrosion and radiation damage on candidate metals for the core vessel are anticipated.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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