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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, JL 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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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)
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:13
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 01:50