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Author:  Kirk Sorensen [ Dec 10, 2017 9:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Transatomic Power has published a technical white paper

Atomic Insights: Challenging established paradigms in one of the world’s largest industries

Read the comments. Rod Adams is positively apologetic for Leslie's gross technical errors. Would that he showed such latitude to other designs.

Author:  Jim L. [ Feb 06, 2018 9:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Transatomic Power has published a technical white paper

I see there is some more papers posted at the bottom of their main page, Neutronics White Paper v1.1 and ORNL-TM-2017-475, that shed more light on their moderator rod design. Appendix A in Neutronics White Paper v1.1 shows a rod radius of 1.25 cm, and silicon carbide in Table A.1 as part of the material composition. In ORNL-TM-2017-475 shows the cladding thickness at 0.1 cm in Table 1.

Seems to me that these folks are betting the farm on the ability of this cladding to survive the harsh environment of the reactor core. And I'm not sure what is driving such faith, other than "it would be really great if..."

Oh well.

Jim L.

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