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Thorium Energy Futures

Peggs, S., Horak, W., Roser, T., Ashley, V.B., Ashworth, R.F., Barlow, Roger, Cywinski, R., Seviour, Rebecca, Biarrotte, J.-L, Henderson, S., Hutton, A., Kelly, J., Lindroos, M., McIntyre, P.M., Norlin, A., Owen, H.L. and Parks, G.T. (2012) Thorium Energy Futures. In: Proceedings of the International Particle Accelerator Conference IPAC 2012. JACoW, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, pp. 29-33. ISBN 978-3-95450-115-1

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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.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 16:32
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 20:52


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