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Presenter: Prof. Elsa Merle, CNRS, France
Liquid-fueled reactors exhibit unusual and interesting properties in terms of operation and safety compared to solid-fueled reactors, requesting a revision of some well-known conception and safety rules. In this webinar, such characteristics of the Molten Salt Reactors (MSRs) will be presented, together with the past and current R&D activities. The concepts studied in the frame of the Generation-IV international collaboration will be briefly described, and the presentation will then focus on the concept of Molten Salt Fast Reactor (MSFR), reactor based on a fast spectrum and studied since almost a decade mainly by calculations and determination of basic physical and chemical properties, initially at CNRS in France and now more largely in the European Union. The main design choices and characteristics of this MSFR concept will be explained and discussed including transient simulations, chemistry and material issues, safety analysis, research roadmap and laboratory scale experiments.
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About the presenter:Prof. Elsa Merle is the director of the Master’s Program in Reactor Physics and Nuclear Engineering at the PHELMA engineering school of Grenoble Institute of Technology, France. She is also working, as a research staff member, at the Laboratory for Subatomic Physics and Cosmology of Grenoble. Read more…..