Breeder reactors: A possible connection between metal corrosion and sodium leaks

@article{Pillai2014BreederRA,
  title={Breeder reactors: A possible connection between metal corrosion and sodium leaks},
  author={S. Rajendran Pillai and M. V. Ramana},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  year={2014},
  volume={70},
  pages={49 - 55}
}
Many countries have long pursued fast neutron breeder reactors, which create more fissile fuel than they consume, because of the expectation that the world will run out of the low-cost uranium used for fuel in most commercial nuclear power reactors. Despite billions of dollars spent on research and development, however, fast neutron reactors have proven unreliable and are frequently shut down due to leaks of their sodium coolant. Different reactors around the world have experienced this leakage… 

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