NUCLEAR PERFORMANCE OF MOLTEN SALT FUSION-FISSION SYMBIOTIC SYSTEMS FOR CATALYZED DEUTERIUM-DEUTERIUM AND DEUTERIUM-TRITIUM REACTORS.

M. M.H. Ragheb, R. T. Santoro, J. M. Barnes, M. J. Saltmarsh

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Abstract

The nuclear performance of a fusion-fission hybrid reactor having a molten salt composed of Na-Th-F-Be as the blanket fertile material an operating with a catalyzed deuterium-deuterium (DD) plasma is compared to a similar system utilizing a Li-Th-F-Be salt and operating with a deuterium-tritium (DT) plasma. The production of fissile fuel via the **2**3**2Th-**2**3**3U fuel cycle was considered on the basis of its potential nonproliferation aspects. The calculations were performed using one-dimensional discrete-ordinates methods to compare neutron balances, fuel production rates, energy deposition rates, and the radiation damage in the reactor structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-232
Number of pages17
JournalNuclear Technology
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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