LIFE hybrid reactor as reactor grade plutonium burner


ŞAHİN S., Sahin H. M. , ACIR A.

ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, vol.63, pp.44-50, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.enconman.2011.12.031
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-50

Abstract

The early version of the conceptual modified design of the Laser Inertial Confinement Fusion Fission Energy (LIFE) engine consists of a spherical fusion chamber of 5 m diameter, surrounded by a multi-layered blanket. The first wall is made of 2 cm thick ODS and followed by a Li17Pb83 zone (2 cm), acting as neutron multiplier, tritium breeding and front coolant zone. It is separated by an ODS layer (2 cm) from the FLIBE molten salt zone (50 cm), containing fissionable fuel. A 3rd ODS layer (2 cm) separates the molten salt zone on the right side from the graphite reflector (30 cm).