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Yoshitaka Chikazawa, Kazumi Aoto, Hiroki Hayafune, Shoji Kotake, Yushi Ohno, Takaya Ito, Mikio Toda
Nuclear Technology | Volume 179 | Number 3 | September 2012 | Pages 360-373
Technical Paper | Fission Reactors | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT179-360
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Key technologies for Japan Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (JSFR) have been evaluated. The ten technologies - high-burnup core, safety enhancement, compact reactor vessel, two-loop cooling system using high-chromium steel, integrated intermediate heat exchanger/pump component, reliable steam generator, natural-circulation decay heat removal system, simplified fuel handling system, containment vessel made of steel plate-reinforced concrete, and advanced seismic isolation system - have been confirmed to be ready for installation to a conceptual design of demonstration JSFR and large-scale demonstration experiments.