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A small lead-cooled reactor with improved Am-burning and non-proliferation characteristics
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Nuclear Engineering. Albanova University Centre, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6082-8913
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Nuclear Engineering. Albanova University Centre, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
2018 (English)In: Annals of Nuclear Energy, ISSN 0306-4549, E-ISSN 1873-2100, Vol. 122, p. 193-200Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, a novel approach for transmutation of americium in fast reactors is presented. Using enriched uranium as fissile support, rather than plutonium, it is shown that a minor actinide burning rate of 25 kg/TWhth is possible to achieve in a passively safe, critical lead-cooled reactor. Moreover, the plutonium produced by transmutation of 241Am features up to 38% 238Pu, making it difficult to use for weapons production. 

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Elsevier Ltd , 2018. Vol. 122, p. 193-200
Keywords [en]
Minor actinide transmutation, Non-proliferation, Small lead-cooled nuclear reactor, Fast reactors, Plutonium, Enriched uranium, Lead-cooled reactor, Minor actinide, Weapons production, Reactor cores
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Environmental Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-236569DOI: 10.1016/j.anucene.2018.08.043ISI: 000447107700019Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85052860299OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-236569DiVA, id: diva2:1266052
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Export Date: 22 October 2018; Article; CODEN: ANEND; Correspondence Address: Wallenius, J.; KTH, Division of Nuclear Engineering, Albanova University CentreSweden; email: janwal@kth.se. QC 20181127

Available from: 2018-11-27 Created: 2018-11-27 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved

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