Reprocessing free nuclear fuel production via fusion fission hybrids

@inproceedings{Kotschenreuther2012ReprocessingFN,
  title={Reprocessing free nuclear fuel production via fusion fission hybrids},
  author={ike Kotschenreuther and P. Valanju and Swadesh M. Mahajan},
  year={2012}
}
Fusion fission hybrids, driven by a copious source of fusion neutrons can open qualitatively “new” cycles for transmuting nuclear fertile material into fissile fuel. A totally reprocessing-free (ReFree) Th232–U233 conversion fuel cycle is presented. Virgin fertile fuel rods are exposed to neutrons in the hybrid, and burned in a traditional light water reactor, without ever violating the integrity of the fuel rods. Throughout this cycle (during breeding in the hybrid, transport, as well as… CONTINUE READING

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