volume 237, issue 8, P814-822 2007
DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2006.09.029
View full text

Abstract: The present paper reviews R&D needs foreseen for advanced fast reactor development. The focus is on physics, safety and fuel validation needs using experimental facilities, i.e. critical zero power facilities or irradiation reactors. This review underlines the crucial need for a continuous availability of such facilities in the next decades. As for the fuel to be used in the experiments the need is for plutonium fuelled experiments and no specific need for HEU seems to be foreseen. However, the already existi…

expand abstract