Fusion breeder

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The fusion breeder is a fusion reactor designed with special blankets to maximize the transmutation by 14 MeV neutrons of uranium-238 to plutonium or thorium to uranium-233 for use as a fuel for fission reactors. Breeding fissile fuels has not been a goal of the US fusion energy program. This paper suggests it is time for a policy change to make the fusion breeder a goal of the US fusion program and the US nuclear energy program. The purpose of this paper is to suggest this policy change be made and tell why it should be made, and to outline ... continued below

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Moir, R.W. February 22, 1982.

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The fusion breeder is a fusion reactor designed with special blankets to maximize the transmutation by 14 MeV neutrons of uranium-238 to plutonium or thorium to uranium-233 for use as a fuel for fission reactors. Breeding fissile fuels has not been a goal of the US fusion energy program. This paper suggests it is time for a policy change to make the fusion breeder a goal of the US fusion program and the US nuclear energy program. The purpose of this paper is to suggest this policy change be made and tell why it should be made, and to outline specific research and development goals so that the fusion breeder will be developed in time to meet fissile fuel needs.

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NTIS, PC A04/MF A01.

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  • National Science Foundation policy workshop, Washington, DC, USA, 4 Mar 1982

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  • Other: DE82012386
  • Report No.: UCRL-87290
  • Report No.: CONF-820351-1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5257246
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1067296

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Moir, R.W. Fusion breeder, article, February 22, 1982; [Livermore,] California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1067296/: accessed May 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.