Thorium energy futures

S. Peggs, W. Horak, T. Roser, G. Parks, M. Lindroos, R. Seviour, S. Henderson, R. Barlow, R. Cywinski, J. L. Biarrotte, A. Norlin, V. Ashley, R. Ashworth, A. Hutton, H. Owen, P. McIntyre, J. Kelly

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The potential for thorium as an alternative or supplement to uranium in fission power generation has long been recognised, and several reactors, of various types, have already operated using thorium-based fuels. Accelerator Driven Subcritical (ADS) systems have benefits and drawbacks when compared to conventional critical thorium reactors, for both solid and molten salt fuels. None of the four options - liquid or solid, with or without an accelerator - can yet be rated as better or worse than the other three, given today's knowledge. We outline the research that will be necessary to lead to an informed choice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2012 - International Particle Accelerator Conference 2012
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2012
Event3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, United States
Duration: 20 May 201225 May 2012
Conference number: 3


Conference3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference
Abbreviated titleIPAC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Internet address


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