Report on generation IV technical working group 3 : liquid metal reactors.

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This paper reports on the first round of R&D roadmap activities of the Generation IV (Gen IV) Technical Working Group (TWG) 3, on liquid metal-cooled reactors. Liquid metal coolants give rise to fast spectrum systems, and thus the reactor systems considered in this TWG are all fast reactors. Gas-cooled fast reactors are considered in the context of TWG 2. As is noted in other Gen IV papers, this first round activity is termed ''screening for potential'', and includes collecting the most complete set of liquid metal reactor/fuel cycle system concepts possible and evaluating the concepts against the Gen IV principles ... continued below

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Lineberry, M. J.; Rosen, S. L. & Sagayama, Y. March 15, 2002.

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This paper reports on the first round of R&D roadmap activities of the Generation IV (Gen IV) Technical Working Group (TWG) 3, on liquid metal-cooled reactors. Liquid metal coolants give rise to fast spectrum systems, and thus the reactor systems considered in this TWG are all fast reactors. Gas-cooled fast reactors are considered in the context of TWG 2. As is noted in other Gen IV papers, this first round activity is termed ''screening for potential'', and includes collecting the most complete set of liquid metal reactor/fuel cycle system concepts possible and evaluating the concepts against the Gen IV principles and goals. Those concepts or concept groups that meet the Gen IV principles and which are deemed to have reasonable potential to meet the Gen IV goals will pass to the next round of evaluation. Although we sometimes use the terms ''reactor'' or ''reactor system'' by themselves, the scope of the investigation by TWG 3 includes not only the reactor systems, but very importantly the closed fuel recycle system inevitably required by fast reactors. The response to the DOE Request for Information (RFI) on liquid metal reactor/fuel cycle systems from principal investigators, laboratories, corporations, and other institutions, was robust and gratifying. Thirty three liquid metal concept descriptions, from eight different countries, were ultimately received. The variation in the scope, depth, and completeness of the responses created a significant challenge for the group, but the TWG made a very significant effort not to screen out concepts early in the process.

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  • ANS 2001 Winter Meeting, Reno, NV (US), 11/11/2001--11/15/2001

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  • Report No.: ANL/OTD-ER/CP-107156
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 793059
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc741617

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Lineberry, M. J.; Rosen, S. L. & Sagayama, Y. Report on generation IV technical working group 3 : liquid metal reactors., article, March 15, 2002; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc741617/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.