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Thorium energy futures

Peggs, S and Horak, W and Roser, T and Parks, G and Lindroos, M and Seviour, R and Henderson, S and Barlow, R and Cywinski, R and Biarrotte, J-L and Norlin, A and Ashley, V and Ashworth, R and Hutton, A and Owen, H and McIntyre, P and Kelly, J (2012) Thorium energy futures. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 29-33..

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Abstract

The potential for thorium as an alternative or supplement to uranium in fission power generation has long been recognised, and several reactors, of various types, have already operated using thorium-based fuels. Accelerator Driven Subcritical (ADS) systems have benefits and drawbacks when compared to conventional critical thorium reactors, for both solid and molten salt fuels. None of the four options - liquid or solid, with or without an accelerator - can yet be rated as better or worse than the other three, given today's knowledge. We outline the research that will be necessary to lead to an informed choice. Copyright © 2012 by IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:05
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:16
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