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Near Term and Promising Long Term Options for the Deployment of Thorium Based Nuclear Energy

Final Report of a Coordinated Research Project


English IAEA-TECDOC-2009 ¦ 978-92-0-139722-5

172 pages ¦ 98 figures ¦ € 18.00 ¦ Date published: 2022

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This publication summarizes the results of an IAEA coordinated research project focussed on options for the deployment of thorium based nuclear energy. The enhanced capabilities of thorium based fuels for high conversion ratio fuel cycles, improved inherent safety characteristics, reduced minor actinide production are presented. The report highlights reactor systems for thorium deployment, thorium fuel cycle implementation scenarios, thermo-physical properties and irradiation performances of thorium based oxide fuels.

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Thorium, Near Term Options, Long Term Options, Thorium Deployment, Utilization, Nuclear Reactors, Nuclear Energy, Thorium Based Nuclear Energy, Member States, Thorium Resources, Thermal, Fast Reactors, Results, Conversion Ratio, Thorium Fuel Cycle, Implementation, Thermo-Physical Properties, Irradiation Performances, Thorium Based Oxide Fuels, Heavy Water Reactors, Th-Pu Oxide Fuels, Countries, Thorium-Based Fuelling Strategies, Uranium, Molten Salt Reactors, MSR, Light Water Cooled Reactor, LWR, Design, Actinide Recycle, Multi-Tier Reactor System, Coordinated Research Project, CRP,  Inherent Safety Characteristics, Reduced Minor Actinide Production

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