The fluoride-salt-cooled high-temperature reactor (FHR) is a new solid-fuel, graphite-moderated reactor concept. Recent work has developed test and demonstration-scale FHR designs. From this work, a new "fuel-inside-radial-moderator" (FIRM) assembly concept has emerged that offers several important advantages, from neutron economy to refueling. In this work we discuss the potential benefits and challenges associated with designing a commercial-scale, FIRM-based FHR.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Transactions of the American Nuclear Society|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
|Event||2016 Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, ANS 2016 - Las Vegas, United States|
Duration: 6 Nov 2016 → 10 Nov 2016