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Engineering Physics Department Colloquium

Sodium Fast Reactors and the Versatile Test Reactor

Event Details

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
12-1 p.m.
Dr. Thomas Fanning, Argonne National Laboratory, will discuss a brief overview of the history of fast reactors, why sodium is ideally suited as a coolant for fast spectrum reactors, and how coolant choice and core configuration can lead to unprecedented safety margins. These features will be incorporated into the VTR conceptual design. Pre-conceptual safety analysis will be presented to illustrate the inherent safety margins possible with SFRs.