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

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.

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