Power Plant Based on Subcritical Reactor and Proton LINAC

Anna Golovkina, Alexey Bogdanov, Igor Kudinovich, Dmitri Ovsyannikov, Schaa, Volker RW (Ed.), Petit-Jean-Genaz, Christine (Ed.), Arduini, Gianluigi (Ed.), Michel, Peter (Ed.)
2014
Nuclear power plant based on accelerator driven subcritical reactor (ADSR) is considered. Such systems demonstrate higher safety because the fission proceeds in subcritical core and necessary neutron flux is reached with external neutrons generated in target of heavy nuclides. In order to efficiently use ADSR for energy production, it's needed the total power, generated in the reactor, to be greater than power inputs for charged particles acceleration. The plant driven by middle-energy
more » ... dle-energy accelerator, which is cheaper than high-energy accelerators, proposed for these purposes, is considered. So it's necessary to find other ways to amplify reactor power outputs. Thus, the technical solution to increase power gain of small-sized power plant with a linear proton accelerator (energy 300-400 MeV, average current 5 mA) is proposed. Thermal power up to 300 MW was reached.
doi:10.18429/jacow-ipac2014-wepro110 fatcat:vqdtidu5bzhonavifxsjsipyp4