Tutorial: Principles and Rationale of the Fusion-Fission Hybrid Burner Reactor

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Title: Tutorial: Principles and Rationale of the Fusion-Fission Hybrid Burner Reactor
Author: Stacey, Weston M.
Abstract: The potential advantages of Fusion-Fission Hybrid (FFH) reactors (relative to critical fast reactors) for closing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle are discussed. The choices of fission and fusion technologies for FFH burner reactors that would fission the transuranics remaining in spent fuel discharged from nuclear power reactors are summarized. The conceptual design and fuel cycle performance of the SABR FFH burner reactor are presented, and a fusion power development schedule with a symbiotic dual FFH path is outlined.
Description: Presented at FUNFI-2011 Workshop Fusion for Neutrons and Sub-Critical Fission Systems in Varenna, Italy on September 13, 2011.
Type: Proceedings
Post-print
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/42156
Date: 2011-09-13
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Physics
Georgia Institute of Technology. Fusion Research Center
Georgia Institute of Technology. Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Program
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Fission-fusion hybrid burner reactor
Subcritical burner reactor
Transmutation reactor
SABR

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