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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2017 5:24 am 
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Next Big Future trawled up yet another fusion/fission hybrid, this time with an MSR. With added function of a final air brayton turbine rather than a steam cycle.

http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/01/hybrid-fusion-fission-molten-salt.html

An FFH called HMSR, uses what appears to be a single fluid MSR with a shared molten salt blanketed fusor.

There's a dissertation here

http://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3111&context=utk_graddiss

and mostly similar material here

http://bp.pppl.gov/pub_report/2016/PPPL-5192%20REPORT.pdf

Seems to use the fusor as a neutron source, perhaps similar in function to an ADSR?


Regardless, this sounds like hunting for a use for an existing Tokamak design (Princeton Plasma Physics Lab being the giveaway here), so an MSR was deemed a possible bedfellow...


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Sounds to me like it's just a dissertation. A concept with the sole purpose of finishing school.

Asteroza wrote:
Next Big Future trawled up yet another fusion/fission hybrid, this time with an MSR. With added function of a final air brayton turbine rather than a steam cycle.

http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/01/hybrid-fusion-fission-molten-salt.html

An FFH called HMSR, uses what appears to be a single fluid MSR with a shared molten salt blanketed fusor.

There's a dissertation here

http://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3111&context=utk_graddiss

and mostly similar material here

http://bp.pppl.gov/pub_report/2016/PPPL-5192%20REPORT.pdf

Seems to use the fusor as a neutron source, perhaps similar in function to an ADSR?


Regardless, this sounds like hunting for a use for an existing Tokamak design (Princeton Plasma Physics Lab being the giveaway here), so an MSR was deemed a possible bedfellow...


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