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mheslep
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Feb27-12, 11:42 AM
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Quote Quote by etudiant View Post
Thank you for the clarification.
Does this mean that the reaction only stops once the molten salt vaporizes?
Or is there a negative trend as the temperature of the salt rises?

Is there a solid reference which discusses these issues in the context of a review of operational considerations for a MSTR?
From the original Oak Ridge MSR work, Fluid Fueled Reactors:
As the salt density falls with increasing temperature, reactivity falls: (1/k) dk/dT ~= -3.8 X 10-5 / F
See pg 640-642 here:
http://www.energyfromthorium.com/pdf/FFR_chap14.pdf
If you are inclined there's more here:
http://energyfromthorium.com/pdf/