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1. (WO2017192607) MOLTEN FUEL NUCLEAR REACTOR WITH NEUTRON REFLECTING COOLANT

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/192607    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/030666
Publication Date: Fri Nov 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed May 03 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G21C 1/22
G21C 3/24
G21C 3/54
Applicants: TERRAPOWER, LLC
Inventors: ABBOTT, Ryan
CISNEROS, Anselmo, T., Jr.
FLOWERS, Dan
FREEMAN, Charles, Gregory
HAVSTAD, Mark, A.
JOHNS, Christopher, J.
KELLEHER, Brian, C.
KRAMER, Kevin
LATKOWSKI, Jeffery, F.
MCWHIRTER, Jon, D.
CHEATHAM, Jesse, R., III
CZERWINSKI, Ken
EL-DASHER, Bassem, S.
KERLIN, William, M.
PETROSKI, Robert, C.
WALTER, Joshua, C.
Title: MOLTEN FUEL NUCLEAR REACTOR WITH NEUTRON REFLECTING COOLANT
Abstract:
Configurations of molten fuel salt reactors are described that utilize neutron-reflecting coolants or a combination of primary salt coolants and secondary neutron-reflecting coolants. Further configurations are described that circulate liquid neutron-reflecting material around an reactor core to control the neutronics of the reactor. Furthermore, configurations which use the circulating neutron-reflecting material to actively cool the containment vessel are also described.