Lead-Cooled Fast Reactors (LFRs)

What kind of nuclear power reactors are the right reactors for international deployment in developing nations and at sites that are off-grid? Lead-cooled natural circulation fast reactors with long lifetime-cores and the capability to autonomously follow changes in load demand meet the requirements for international deployment including proliferation resistance. An example of such a reactor is the Small Secure Transportable Autonomous Reactor (SSTAR) developed here in NE. Some of the interesting design considerations for lead coolant shall also be discussed.

July 13, 2010 at 10:00AM in Bldg. 208/A138

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See also: Heavy Liquid Metal Reactor Development - NE website

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