|Feb15-13, 09:44 PM||#1|
Thorium Fuel Cycle Reaction Initiation
In an liquid fluoride thorium reactor, how is the reaction started? My assumption would be a piece of fissile material would be somehow inserted into the fuel to introduce neutrons to the solution, but I have not found any information to show if this is how the reaction is started. If this is not it, how do the reactors begin breeding and fissioning the U 233?
|Feb16-13, 06:34 PM||#2|
One can look at the operation of the MSR at ORNL.
|Feb18-13, 11:29 AM||#3|
The liquid fuel becomes critical as it flows through graphite moderator channels, sort of like an RBMK.
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