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Performance Characteristics of Actinide-Burning Fusion Power Plants

E. T. Cheng

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 47 / Number 4 / May 2005 / Pages 1219-1223

Technical Paper / Fusion Energy - Nonelectric Applications

Performance characteristics were summarized of two molten salt based fusion power plants. One of them is to burn spent fuel actinides, the other is to burn U238. Both power plants produce output energy larger than a fusion power plant would normally produce without including actinides. Additional features, obtainable by design for these actinide burning power plants, are adequate tritium breeding, sub-critical condition, and stable power output.

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