Rationale and Future Prospects for Integral Fast Reactor

The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) was developed at Argonne in the 80s and 90s as a next-generation reactor concept. The major goals of IFR were twofold: (1) much enhanced inherent safety as required for the next generation nuclear, and (2) innovative fuel cycle technology to resolve waste management, nonproliferation and economics concerns. Metal fuel and pyroprocessing are the key technology innovations to achieve these goals.

The current status of the future prospects of IFR-type sodium-cooled fast reactors will also be discussed, including Prototype Generation-IV Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (PGSFR), being developed by Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) in collaboration with Argonne and KEPCO E&C.

August 9, 2016 at 10:00 am in Bldg. 203 Auditorium

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