Reactor Physics, Safety, and Fuel Cycle Performance

Reactor Physics, Safety, and Fuel Cycle Performance


  • Benjamin Betzler, Reactor Physics Group
August 2, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm


Recent private investments in advanced reactor technology include several molten salt reactor (MSR) concepts. Many of these concepts tout improved safety and fuel cycle outcomes with respect to traditional light water reactors. Understanding the unique characteristics in these systems is important for regulators and reactor designers. This presentation will introduce safety characteristics and challenges unique to MSRs, reactor physics phenomena necessary for accurate MSR modeling and simulation, and potential fuel cycle outcomes for thermal and fast spectrum MSR systems.

Additional Information 

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsoring Organization 

Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division Seminar


  • Weinberg Auditorium
  • Building: 4500-N
  • Room: I-126

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